April 20, 2019

Ambassadors to the Benelux countries accredited

On the picture HE Ambassador Abu Sufian Haji Ali.

 By Henri Estramant.

State of Brunei Darussalam to the Benelux countries, the EU, the OPCW , Hungary, Sweden and Denmark: HE Ambassador Abu Sufian Haji Ali was accredited on 27 October 2016 at the Royal Palace in Brussels before HM The King of the Belgians.

Previous to this ambassadorship, Abu Sufian was Deputy Permanent Secretary (Defence Policy and Development) at the Ministry of Defence of Brunei. http://bruneiembassy.be/renew.html


HE Ambassador Arlette Conzemius (Luxembourg to Belgium and NATO).

Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the Kingdom of Belgium and NATO: HE Ambassador Arlette Conzemius was accredited before the cousin of her country’s head of state, HM King Philippus of the Belgians, on 27 October 2016.

She was previously bilateral ambassador to Turkey with co-accreditations to the NATO institutions in that country.


HE Ambassador Gregory (Greg) Andrews (New Zealand to Belgium, Luxembourg, Bulgaria and Romania, Deputy Head of Mission to the Delegation to the EU).

Realm of New Zealand to Belgium, Luxembourg, Romania and Bulgaria: HE Ambassador Greg Andrews presented credentials to Belgium on 27 October 2016.

Greg Andrews served previously as diplomat at the diplomatic mission in London and Moscow but this is his first ambassadorial position. Ambassador Andrews also deputises at the New Zealand Delegation to the EU. http://www.nzembassy.com/belgium

HE Ambassador Shahdat Hossain (Bangladesh to Belgium, Luxembourg and the EU).

People’s Republic of Bangladesh to the EU, Belgium and Luxembourg: HE Ambassador Shahdat Hossain held prior an ambassadorship to Italy and to FAO.



HE Ambassador José Filomeno de Carvalho Dias Monteiro (Cabo Verde to the EU, Belgium, Luxembourg and the ACP Group of States).

Republic of Cabo Verde to the EU, the ACP Group, Belgium and Luxembourg: HE Ambassador José Filomeno de Carvalho Dias Monteiro accredited to Belgium on 27 October 2016. Before this first ambassadorial position, he was a MP for the island of Santiago in Cabo Verde, however, he has served in the diplomatic service before.



Photography by the Belgian Monarchy/Royal Palace Brussels Office

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