Alberto do Carmo Bento Ribeiro

Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to the U.S.

Angola’s Ambassador to the United States, Alberto do Carmo Bento Ribeiro, presented his letters of accreditation to the US Department of State on September 1, 2011 and formally presented his credentials to the US President Barack Obama on September 9, 2011.

After the country's independence, he served in various government posts, first as State Secretary and Minister of Industry and Energy covering the areas of manufacturing, geololy, mining and oil until 1984. He was a member of the Angolan National Assembly from 1980 to 1986 and a lecturer at the Faculty of Engineering at Agostinho Neto University in Luanda, Angola.

Former Angolan Ambassador at the Federal Republic of Germany, attended University in Lisbon, Portugal and Aachen, Federal Republic of Germany. Alberto do Carmo Bento Ribeiro, served from 1990 to 2011 as Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to Namibia, Zimbabwe and Germany.

He is the fourth Ambassador of the Republic of Angola to the United States of America since the two countries established diplomatic relations in 1993.

Ambassador  Alberto do Carmo Bento Ribeiro is married to Mrs. Maria Odete Bento Ribeiro.