Name Josip Joško Paro
Address 2343 Massachusetts Ave. NW , Washington DC 20008
Telephone 202 588 5943
Fax 202 588 8937
Date of Birth 02 February 1955
Joško Paro, the Ambassador in Washington DC comes from the position of the President's foreign policy advisor, where he has served since February 2010. He joined the Croatian Foreign Service in January 1992 where he worked on bilateral relations with Western European countries. From 1993 to 1996 he served as deputy chief of mission at the Croatian Embassy in Madrid. In 1996 he was head of the Political Analysis Department and the foreign minister’s speech writer. From 1997 to 2002, as Assistant Minister of Foreign Affairs, he was responsible for relations with neighboring and European countries, the USA, Russia, Canada and Israel. An experienced negotiator, he played a prominent role in post-conflict normalization of relations with neighboring countries.
In 2003 he was appointed Ambassador to the United Kingdom, a position which he held until 2009 when he was transferred to The Hague where he served as Croatian Ambassador in the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Croatian permanent representative at OPCW.
He is married to Jasna Paro, a journalist for HTV and is a father of two children.