His Excellency Carlos dos Santos was born in Maputo City in Mozambique and earned an MA in both International Relations (University of Zimbabwe) and Business Administration (Baruch College at CUNY). He has been the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Mozambique to Germany since May 2006.
In addition to diplomatic affairs, Ambassador dos Santos has devoted considerable energy to international issues such as the banning of land-mines and the fight against the illicit small-weapons trade. Due to these efforts, he served as Chairman of the Preparatory Committee of the 2001 International Conference on Illicit Trade in Small Arms and Light Weapons in all its Aspects (2000-2001). He has been Mozambique's Permanent Representative to the United Nations since 1996.