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Máximo Cajal ✝

Spanish Ambassador

Máximo Cajal López (February 17, 1935 - April 3, 2014) was a Spanish diplomat and Ambassador.

After graduating in Law, Mr Cajal joined the diplomatic service in 1963. He hold several positions in the Spanish diplomatic missions in Bangkok, Paris and Hong Kong. Likewise, he was appointed Director of the Diplomatic Information Office in 1978, Spanish Ambassador to Guatemala, Sweden and France; Permanent Representative of Spain to NATO; and Spanish Consul General in New York (1981-1983), and in Montpellier.

He was also Director for North American Affairs within the Ministry of Foreign Affairs before being appointed the Secretary General for Foreign Policy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

He was also the special representant of the Spanish Prime Minister, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, in the Alliance of Civilizations.

Máximo Cajal is the author of the books: "¡Saber quién puso fuego allí!. Masacre en la embajada de España en Guatemala" (Siddharth Mehta, 1999) and
"Ceuta y Melilla, Olivenza y Gibraltar. ¿Dónde acaba España?" (Siglo XXI, 2003).


Spoken languages

English, Spanish


Written languages

English, Spanish

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