H.E Mr. Eduardo José A de Vega, Ambassador of Philippines to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and the EU will deliver the lecture on “Three Pillars of Foreign Policy and the South China Sea issue” on Friday April 30th, 2021

H.E. Eduardo José A. de Vega is a career diplomat who assumed his current post as Philippine Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, and the European Union on 24 April 2018. Before assuming his current post, he was the Philippine Ambassador to Mexico from 31 March 2016 to 23 April 2018. His other foreign assignments included previous stints as Deputy Permanent Representative from 2012 to 2014 and as Minister from 2011 to 2012 at the Philippine Permanent Mission to the United Nations; Consul General from 2008 to 2011 at the Philippine Consulate General in Barcelona; Minister and Consul from 2007 to 2008 at the Philippine Embassy in Washington, D.C.; First Secretary and Consul from March to November 2002, Chargé d’Affaires from 2001 to 2002, and Second Secretary and Consul from 1999 to 2001 at the Philippine Embassy in Mexico City; and Second Secretary and Consul from 1997 to 1999 and Third Secretary and Vice Consul from 1996 to 1997 at the Philippine Embassy in Tel Aviv. At the Department of Foreign Affairs in Manila, he served as the Assistant Secretary for Legal Affairs from 2014 to 2016, Director for the U.S. Division at the Office of American Affairs from 2006 to 2007, Director of the Treaties Division at the Office of Legal Affairs from 2005 to 2006, Special Assistant at the Office of the Undersecretary for Special Concerns from 2003 to 2005, Acting Executive Director (in addition to regular duties as Director for the Mexico and Central America Division) at the Office of American Affairs from 2002 to 2003, Special Assistant at the Consular Assistance Division from 1995 to 1996, Acting Director for the Australia and New Zealand Division of the Office of ASEAN Affairs from 1994 to 1995, and Principal Assistant then Acting Director at the Office of Middle East and African Affairs from 1991 to 1993.

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