Mr. Manuel Cacho Quesada is the Spanish Ambassador in Canberra. He graduated in Law and in the Diplomacy School in Madrid. Between 1977 and 1995 he was assigned to diplomatic missions in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Chile, UK, and Israel. In 2005 he was appointed director general and speaker of Diplomatic Information Office at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously Mr Cacho has been the Spanish Ambassador in Nigeria, Siria and Cuba. In 2012 he was appointed General Secretary of the Foundation Asia-Pacific. In 2013 he was the head of the special mission for the candidancy of Spain to be a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council (UNSC) (2015-2016).