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List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands


List of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands
Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken
State Coat of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Flag of the Kingdom of the Netherlands
Bert Koenders
Bert Koenders

since 17 October 2014
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Style His Excellency
Member of Council of Ministers
Appointer Mark Rutte
as Prime Minister of the Netherlands
Formation 9 March 1798 (1798-03-09)
First holder Willem Berend Buys
(as Agent for Foreign Affairs)
Deputy Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation
Salary €144,000 (including €7,887.24 expenses)
Website Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Azure, billetty Or a lion with a coronet Or armed and langued Gules holding in his dexter paw a sword Argent hilted Or and in the sinister paw seven arrows Argent pointed and bound together Or. [The seven arrows stand for the seven provinces of the Union of Utrecht.] The shield is crowned with the (Dutch) royal crown and supported by two lions Or armed and langued gules. They stand on a scroll Azure with the text (Or)
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The Minister of Foreign Affairs (Dutch: Minister van Buitenlandse Zaken) is the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a member of the Cabinet of the Netherlands. Bert Koenders has

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