On 11 September 2019, H.M. King Willem-Alexander received the letters of credence at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands from the new Czech Ambassador H.E. Kateřina Sequensová.
The new ambassador arrived by state coach early in the morning, escorted by horsemen from the Royal Netherlands Mounted Police. After an honorary salute of four drumrolls, the national anthem of the Czech Republic was played, followed by an inspection of the guard. Afterwards the Czech Ambassador met the King who was awaiting inside and presented him her letters of credence.
The letters of credence are two documents originating from a foreign head of state that are presented to the King by a newly appointed ambassador, in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. The first letter states that the ambassador’s predecessor has been recalled. The second letter authorises the diplomat to speak on behalf of his Head of State or government. The letter also confirms the good relations between both countries.
Mrs. Sequensová replaced Mrs. Jana Reinišová, who served as the Czech Ambassador in the Netherlands for the past four and half years.
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