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Ben Bot in 2007
Minister of Foreign Affairs
In office
3 December 2003 – 22 February 2007
Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende
Preceded by Jaap de Hoop Scheffer
Succeeded by Maxime Verhagen
Permanent Representative of the
Netherlands to the European Union
In office
1 October 1992 – 1 January 2003
Preceded by Unknown
Succeeded by Unknown
Ambassador of the Netherlands
to Turkey
In office
1 January 1986 – 1 January 1989
Preceded by Unknown
Succeeded by Unknown
Deputy Permanent Representative
of the Netherlands to NATO
In office
1 January 1982 – 1 January 1986
Preceded by Unknown
Succeeded by Unknown
Ambassador of the Netherlands
to East Germany
In office
30 January 1973 – 15 December 1976
Preceded by New title
Succeeded by Unknown
Personal details
Born
Bernard Rudolf Bot

21 November 1937 (1937-11-21) (age 83)
Batavia, Dutch East Indies
Nationality Dutch
Political party Christian Democratic Appeal
(from 1980)
Other political
affiliations
Catholic People's Party
(until 1980)
Domestic partner Sybilla Dekker
(since 2008)
Children 3 children
Father Theo Bot
Residence The Hague, Netherlands
Alma mater Leiden University
(Bachelor of Laws, Master of Laws, Doctor of Philosophy)
Harvard University
(Juris Doctor, Master of Laws)
Occupation Politician · Diplomat · Civil servant · Nonprofit director · Lobbyist

Bernard Rudolf "Ben" Bot ( born 21 November 1937) is a Dutch politician. He was a member of the Christian Democratic Appeal (CDA).

He was Minister of Foreign Affairs from 3 December 2003 until 22 February 2007, replacing Jaap de Hoop Scheffer who resigned to become Secretary General of NATO in 2003.

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