New Dutch Ambassador arrives in London

Ms Laetitia van den Assum arrived in the UK on 1 October 2012. She studied law andinternational relations at Amsterdam University and Columbia University and joined the Netherlands’ Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1977. She held various positions at the Ministry in The Hague, including Director of International Organisations. In the 1980’s she took leave of absence to become the Representative of UNICEF in Tanzania. Since 1995 she has served as Netherlands ambassador in, respectively, Bangkok, Pretoria, Nairobi and Mexico city.