Friday, 16 September 2016 17:21

New EU Ambassador to T&T Takes the Helm

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September 16, 2016: For the first time since 2002, Trinidad and Tobago has a resident European Union Ambassador.

On September 1st His Excellency Mr. Arend Biesebroek took over as the Head of the EU Delegation to Trinidad and Tobago, replacing Mr. Jernej Videtič who is based in Guyana and who continues on as that country's Ambassador. Yesterday Ambassador Biesebroek presented his credentials to His Excellency President Anthony Carmona and also paid a courtesy call to the Ministry of Foreign and CARICOM Affairs where he met with Mrs Jennifer Daniel, Permanent Secretary (Ag.).

Mr. Biesebroek has been working for the European Commission in the field of external relations and development cooperation since 1990 and served in various Delegations in Africa as well as in the European Union's headquarters in Brussels. Prior to his appointment to Trinidad and Tobago, he served as Head of Cooperation in the Delegation of the European Union to Zambia and COMESA, where he was responsible for managing the development cooperation portfolios for Zambia and for the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA).

Mr. Biesebroek was born the Netherlands. He holds a diploma in Economy and Law.

Chargé d’Affaires Ms. Daniela Tramacere has left the Trinidad and Tobago Delegation to assume her new position in Barbados as European Union Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean Countries, the Overseas Countries and Territories and CARICOM/CARIFORUM.

* Photo: Ambassador Biesebroek signs the Visitors' Book as his wife, Mrs. Annemieke Van Dijk and President Carmona, look on.

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