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Carlos Westendorp y Cabeza (born 7 January 1937 in Madrid) is a Spanish diplomat.

Since 2004 he has been the Spanish Ambassador to the United States.[1] He was previously the foreign minister of Spain in 1996 and High Representative in Bosnia and Herzegovina, from June 1997 to July 1999.[2]

He was responsible for changing the former Tvrtko-shield, white-background flag of Bosnia to the current “yellow-triangle-under-blue-background-with-white-stars” design.


  1. ^ "Spain names new ambassador". UPI NewsTrack. 2004-06-21. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Curriculum Vitae". Office of the High Representative and EU Special Representative. Retrieved 2010-01-27. 
Political offices
Preceded by
Javier Solana
Minister of Foreign Affairs
18 December 1995 – 5 May 1996
Succeeded by
Josep Pigué
Preceded by
Carl Bildt
High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina
Succeeded by
Wolfgang Petritsch


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