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16 September 2022

Permanent Representative of Belgium presents credentials

(Based on information provided by the Protocol and Liaison Service)

VIENNA, 16 September (UN Information Service) – The new Permanent Representative of Belgium to the United Nations (Vienna), Caroline Vermeulen, presented her credentials today to the Director-General of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), Ghada Waly.

During her career, Ms. Vermeulen, who is also Ambassador to Austria, Bosnia and Herzegovina Slovakia, and Slovenia, has served in various capacities, among them:

Director for European External Relations, Directorate General for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2019-2022); Deputy Head of Mission, Embassy in Beijing, China (2015-2019); Director of the Belgian Office, Taipei, Taiwan Province of China (2011-2015); Deputy Chief of Protocol to His Majesty the King, Brussels (2006-2011); Secretary of Her Majesty Queen Paola, Brussels (2004-2011); First Secretary, Embassy in Moscow, Russia (2002-2004); Environment Attaché, Belgian Permanent Representation to the European Union (1999-2002); and Attaché,  Embassy in Tokyo, Japan (1998).

Ms. Vermeulen holds a Postgraduate degree in European Studies from the College of Europe, Bruges and a Master’s degree in Contemporary History from the Université Catholique deLouvain.

Ms. Vermeulen speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Italian.

She is married and has two children.

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