José Manuel Albares

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Born22 March 1972
Alma materUniversity of Deusto
Member ofElcano Royal Institute
Spanish diplomat and Foreign Minister. Bilderberg 2022.

Employment.png Spain/Ambassador/France

In office
5 February 2020 - 12 July 2021

José Manuel Albares Bueno is a Spanish diplomat who has been serving as Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation in the government of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez since 2021.[1]

Early life

Albares is from the Usera district of Madrid. He studied law and economics at the University of Deusto.


His diplomatic career began as a consul in Bogotá, Colombia and advisor to the Spanish representation at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.[2] He was also the founder of the think tank Círculo de Reflexión Internacional (CRI), which dealt with foreign policy issues and international relations. In 2015 he was involved in the election campaign of the candidate Pedro Sánchez and was involved in the elaboration of the election program of the Partido Socialista Obrero Español. He then worked temporarily as a cultural attaché at the Spanish embassy in Paris.

After Mariano Rajoy lost his position as prime minister in June 2018 by a vote of no confidence in parliament, Sanchéz became his successor. Albares was appointed Secretary General for International Affairs, European Union, G20 and Global Security as part of this government reshuffle on June 21, 2018. He held this post until January 29, 2020. From February 2020 to July 2021 he was Spanish Ambassador to France and from May 2020 also Ambassador to Monaco.[3][4] On July 12, 2021, he was appointed the new Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Development Aid in the Sánchez II cabinet, succeeding Arancha González.


Event Participated in

Bilderberg/20222 June 20225 June 2022Washington DC
Mandarin Oriental Hotel
The 68th Bilderberg Meeting, held in Washington DC, after an unprecedented two year hiatus during which a lot of the Bilderberg regulars were busy managing COVID-19