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Dr.iur. Hans-Dietmar SCHWEISGUT Ambassador of the European Union to the People's Republic of China and Mongolia, Beijing

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1974 Graduation, Law Faculty (Dr. Jur.), Innsbruck University 1975 MCL, SMU, Dallas, USA 1975-1977 Postgraduate studies, Diplomatische Akademie Wien (Diplomatic Academy Vienna) 1977 Joins the Austrian diplomatic service 1979-1983 Permanent Mission of Austria to the United Nations, New York 1983-1984 Head of the office, State Secretary for Economic Coordination in the Austrian Federal Chancellery 1984-1986 Secretary and later head of the office to the Federal Minister for Public Economy and Transport of Austria 1986-1987 Economic advisor to the Austrian Federal Minister of Finance 1987-1991 Minister at the Austrian Embassy, Tokyo 1991-1999 Director General for Economic Integration and Customs of the Federal Ministry of Finance, responsible for economic and monetary policy, international affairs, including the International Financial Institutions, European Integration, Customs and excise taxes 1999-2003 Ambassador of Austria to Japan 2003-2007 Ambassador of Austria to the People's Republic of China 2007 -2010 Permanent Representative of Austria to the European Union in Brussels 2011 -2014 Ambassador of the European Union to Japan