List of ambassadors of Vishwamitra to the Netherlands

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Ambassador of Vishwamitra to the
Kingdom of the Netherlands
नीदरलैंड अधिराज्य में विश्वामित्र के राजदूत
Ambassadeur van Vishwamitra in het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden
Coat of arms of Vishwamitra (2021).svg
Ralf Stultiens photograph.jpg
Incumbent
Ralf M.M. Stultiëns

since 25 April 2021
Ministry of External Affairs
StyleThe Honourable
ResidenceNuenen
NominatorMinister of External Affairs
AppointerRashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra (as Chief Ambassador)
Term lengthOn the pleasure of the Rashtradhyaksh of Vishwamitra
Inaugural holderHicham Soyuz
Formation29 December 2020

The Ambassador of Vishwamitra to the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Hindi: नीदरलैंड अधिराज्य में विश्वामित्र के राजदूत, Dutch: Ambassadeur van Vishwamitra in het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden) is an officer of the Vishwamitran Ministry of External Affairs and the head of the royal diplomatic mission in the Netherlands in Nuenen. The job has the rank and status of an Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary and is currently Ralf M.M. Stultiëns, who has held the position since 25 April 2021. The official title of the head of the diplomatic mission is His Illustrious and Royal Vishwamitran Majesty's Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The ambassador's work is assisted by multiple consulates throughout the country that have visiting and reporting responsibilities, as well as consular and trade matters for the embassy.

Responsibilities

Flag of the Netherlands

The main responsibilities of the ambassador include being the principal representative of the Rashtradhyaksh and the Government of Vishwamitra to the Netherlands, and also to present Vishwamitran policies to the Dutch-born citizens and to the government, and to report Dutch policies and views to the crown and the government, and also to inform all Vishwamitran citizens regarding all major events and news from the Netherlands. The duties also include directing diplomatic activity in support of trade and for the provision of consular support to Vishwamitran citizens in the Netherlands and also observe and oversee cultural relations between the two countries.

History

The State of Vishwamitra first officially recognised the Hellenic Republic as a sovereign state on 1 January 2017 with the grant of official recognition to other states by a presidential decree issued by then Acting President Sarala Baishya on the recommendation of the government headed by Prime Minister Dhrubajyoti Roy.

On 29 December 2020, the diplomatic mission in the Kingdom of the Netherlands was officially established through a royal decree. Hicham Soyuz was formally appointed as the first Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands thereupon in the city of Utrecht. The embassy was moved to the city of Nuenen on 25 April 2021 with its Deputy Mayor Ralf M.M. Stultiëns being appointed as the Ambassador.

List of heads of mission

As of date, two individuals have served as the Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The first office-holder was Hicham Soyuz who served from the establishment of the mission on 29 December 2020 until his honourable dismissal on 25 April 2021. The current office-holder is Ralf M.M. Stultiëns who was appointed on 25 April 2021.

No. Portrait Name Location Tenure of office Appointer Notes
Took office Left office Term
1 Man without face.svg Hicham Soyuz
हिचम सोयुज़
(born 2007)
M2DS NSM
Utrecht 29 December
2020
25 April
2021
117 days Rashtradhyaksh
Dhrubajyoti Roy
Served as the first Ambassador to the Netherlands and subsequently served as non-resident ambassador to Morocco. Honourably discharged from office of the ambassador to the Netherlands on 25 April 2021.
2 Ralf Stultiens photograph.jpg Ralf M.M. Stultiëns
राल्फ एम.एम. स्टल्टियन्स
(born 1977)
M2DS COC
Nuenen 25 April
2021
Incumbent 1 year, 73 days Incumbent office-holder; appointed to office to succeed Ralf M.M. Stultiëns in April 2021. Also serves as the Deputy Mayor of the city of Nuenen, the Netherlands.

See also