June 21, 2018

Ambassadors to the Benelux countries















On the picture Italian Ambassador to Belgium, HE Elena Basile.

By Henri Estramant.

Republic of Italy to the Kingdom of Belgium: HE Ambassador Elena Basile is Italy’s first female ambassador to Belgium. Previous to this appointment, she was head of mission in Sweden.  Ms Basile presented credentials to HM The King of the Belgians on 16 May 2017. The latter’s mother Queen Paola is of Italian extraction.  http://www.ambbruxelles.esteri.it/ambasciata_bruxelles/it/


HE Ambassador Hajime Hayashi presenting credentials to The King of the Belgians.

Japan to the Kingdom of Belgium: HE Ambassador Hajime Hayashi presented credentials on 16 May 2017. Previous to this diplomatic post, Ambassador Hayashi was Director General of the Nipponese Foreign Ministry.



HE Ambassador Lembit Uibo with King Philippus of Belgium.

Republic of Estonia to the Kingdom of Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg: HE Ambassador Lembit Uibo presented credentials as head of mission to Belgium on Tuesday, 16 May 2017. He is already Deputy Permanent Representative at the Representation of Estonia to the EU as well as Permanent Representative to the Political and Security Committee (PSC).



HM King Philippus, VII King of the Belgians and Ambassador Manasvi Srisodapol.

Kingdom of Thailand to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the EU: HE Ambassador Manasvi  Srisodapol was previously Ambassador to Poland.



HE Ambassador Zacharie Richard Akplogan and The King of the Belgians.

Republic of Benin to the Kingdom of Belgium, the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the EU, the ACP Group of States and the OPCW: HE Ambassador Zacharie Richard Akplogan is in Brussels for his first ambassadorship. Previously he held the post of chargé d’affaires en pied at Benin’s embassy to Denmark co-accredited to all Nordic states as well as the three Baltic republics. http://www.ambassadebenin.be


All pictures by the Royal Palace Brussels/The Belgian Monarchy 

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