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Brazilian Foreign Minister Visits Iran
Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim speaks with Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (unseen) during their official meeting in presidential place in Tehran, Iran, on April 27, 2010. UPI/Maryam Rahmanian
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Celso Luiz Nunes Amorim (born 3 June 1942 in Santos, São Paulo, Brazil) has served as the Foreign Minister of Brazil since 2003. He served a previous term as Foreign Minister from 1993-1995 under President Itamar Franco. Before his current appointment as Foreign Minister by President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Amorim served as Brazil's ambassador to the United Kingdom. On October 7, 2009, Amorim was named the "world's best foreign minister" by Foreign Policy magazine blogger David Rothkopf.

Amorim was born in Santos, São Paulo, on 3 June 1942. He is married to Ana Maria Amorim and has four children: Vicente, Anita, João, and Pedro.

He graduated in Rio Branco Institute, an undergraduate school of international relations run by the Ministry of External Relations of Brazil, in 1965, and obtained his post-graduate degree in International Relations from the Diplomatic Academy of Vienna in 1967.

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