“COOPERATIVE SECURITY & INTERCONNECTED THREATS”

Brussels, 19 November 2015
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H.E. François DE KERCHOVE D’EXAERDE
Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council, Belgium

H.E. De Kerchove D’Exaerde is Permanent Representative to NATO for Belgium. Previously, he held the positions of Director of the Cabinet of Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and European Affairs; Ambassador to the EU Political and Security Committee; Security Policy Director of Foreign Affairs in Brussels and the Minister-Counsellor for the Embassy of Belgium in Berlin. He was responsible for the Afghanistan and Pakistan dossiers at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, before becoming Director of the Royal Institute for International Relations (Egmont). Additionally, he has worked on behalf of the Belgian Embassy in Tokyo, qs well as Kuwait, Qatar and Bahrain.