Ben Bot

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Ben Bot

Dutch diplomat of the Christian Democratic Appeal add

Category: Politics

Born in 1937.

Countries: Netherlands (47%), Iraq (20%), Belgium (20%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Netherlands), Hans van den Broek, Piet de Jong

Linked to: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Leiden University, European integration, Harvard Law School

 

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Ben Bot was born in 1937 add something


1963

He served in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 1963 to 2002, including postings at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the European Community from 1964 to 1970, the Netherlands embassy in Buenos Aires to 1973, and at the embassy in former East-Berlin in the DDR add something


1976

In the period 1976-1982 he worked in the Netherlands for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague , after which he was Deputy Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the North Atlantic Treaty Organisation in Brussels add something


1986

From 1986-1989, Bot was Ambassador of the Netherlands to Turkey add something


1992

He served as Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague until 1992, when he was appointed as Permanent Representative of the Netherlands to the European Union in Brussels add something


2003

A career diplomat, he succeed Minister of Foreign Affairs Jaap de Hoop Scheffer when he became Secretary General of NATO in 2003 add something

 

He served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from December 3, 2003 until February 22, 2007 in the Cabinets Balkenende II and III add something

 

On 3 December 2003, Bot succeeded current NATO Secretary-General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer as Minister of Foreign Affairs in the second Balkenende cabinet add something


2007

In 2007, Ben Bot was quoted as stating that Muslims lack a tolerance "gene" add something

 

Bot was interviewed by the "NRC Handelsblad" newspaper in December 2007, where he reiterated his 2005 position that the 2003 invasion of Iraq was a mistake, and that he had to "redress" his comment in 2005 after heavy pressure from prime minister Jan Peter Balkenende add something


2012

Piet de Jong - On March 30, 2012 De Jong and several other prominent CDA members, including fellow former Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers, former Ministers of Foreign Affairs Hans van den Broek, Pieter Kooijmans and Ben Bot