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Ben Bot

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Ben Bot
Ben Bot in 2007
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
3 December 2003 – 22 February 2007
Prime MinisterJan Peter Balkenende
Preceded byJaap de Hoop Scheffer
Succeeded byMaxime Verhagen
Permanent Representative of the
Netherlands to the European Union
In office
1 October 1992 – 1 January 2003
Preceded byUnknown
Succeeded byUnknown
Ambassador of the Netherlands
to Turkey
In office
1 January 1986 – 1 January 1989
Preceded byUnknown
Succeeded byUnknown
Deputy Permanent Representative
of the Netherlands to NATO
In office
1 January 1982 – 1 January 1986
Preceded byUnknown
Succeeded byUnknown
Ambassador of the Netherlands
to East Germany
In office
30 January 1973 – 15 December 1976
Preceded byNew title
Succeeded byUnknown
Personal details
Bernard Rudolf Bot

(1937-11-21) 21 November 1937 (age 86)
Batavia, Dutch East Indies
Political partyChristian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
Catholic People's Party
(until 1980)
Domestic partnerSybilla Dekker
(since 2008)
Children3 children
FatherTheo Bot
ResidenceThe Hague, Netherlands
Alma materLeiden University
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, Doctor of Philosophy)
Harvard University
(Juris Doctor, Master of Laws)
OccupationPolitician · Diplomat · Civil servant · Nonprofit director · Lobbyist [1]

Bernard Rudolf "Ben" Bot (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈbɛrnɑrt ˈrydɔlf bɛn bɔt]; born 21 November 1937) is a Dutch politician. He was a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).

He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 3 December 2003 until 22 February 2007, replacing Jaap de Hoop Scheffer who resigned to become Secretary General of NATO in 2003.[2][3]

References[change | change source]

  1. (in Dutch) Bernard Bot Archived August 19, 2012, at the Wayback Machine, Meines & Partners, 20 May 2012
  2. (in Dutch) Bot vervangt De Hoop Scheffer begin december Archived March 4, 2016, at the Wayback Machine, De Volkskrant, 30 September 2003
  3. (in Dutch) Ben Bot (65) nieuwe minister op BZ Archived December 29, 2014, at the Wayback Machine, Trouw, 30 September 2003