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The Ambassador of the Czech Republic, H.E. Mr. René Miko 

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H.E. Mr. René Miko was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Czech Republic to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Permanent Representative of the Czech Republic to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons in August 2023. Ambassador Miko also represents Czechia in other multilateral organisations based in The Hague, including at the International Criminal Court.

He presented his letter of credence to H M King Willem-Alexander on 6 September 2023.

At Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Miko acted as UN Deputy Director, 2011-12 and 2017-19, to become UN and Global Issues Director in 2019 for four years. He co-represented the Czech Republic at UNESCO in Paris 2013 – 2017 and previously served at the Czech Embassy in London having the portfolio of British foreign and security policy, 2005 – 2009.

He was formerly private secretary to various deputy foreign ministers in charge of a number of security and bilateral policy issues.  

H.E. Mr. René Miko of Czech Republic.

A lawyer by education at Charles University in Prague, Ambassador Miko did his post-graduate diplomatic studies at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford.

In his previous capacity he chaired a number of interdepartmental working groups on various topics, including gender, and co-chaired the Czech National Commission for UNESCO 2017 – 2023. He was appointed the national Responsibility to Protect Focal Point in 2011 and re-appointed in 2017.

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