|Born||February 10, 1919|
|Died||October 16, 2014 95)(aged|
|Political party||Panhellenic Socialist Movement|
|Profession||Army officer, politician|
Ioannis Charalambopoulos (Greek : Ιωάννης Χαραλαμπόπουλος; February 10, 1919 – October 16, 2014) was a Greek Army officer (Colonel of the Engineering Corps) and socialist politician who served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of National Defence of Greece.
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| Minister for Foreign Affairs of Greece |
21 October 1981 – 5 June 1985
Title last held byKonstantinos Papakonstantinou
and Evangelos Averoff-Tositsas
| Deputy Prime Minister of Greece |
26 July 1985 – 18 November 1988
With: Agamemnon Koutsogiorgas from 23 September 1987
Title next held byTzannis Tzannetakis
and Athanasios Kanellopoulos
| Minister of National Defence of Greece |
25 April 1986 – 2 July 1989