Warsaw Summit Experts' Forum
Nato in defence of peace: 2016 and beyond
Ambassador Maurits R. Jochems was appointed as NATO Senior Civilian Representative in Afghanistan in August 2012 and took up his post in October 2012. He previously served as Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to Estonia from September 2010 to September 2012 From 2005 to 2010, Maurits Jochems was on secondment to NATO by the Dutch Foreign Ministry with the personal title of Ambassador, and held the position of Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Plans in the Operations Division of NATO's International Secretariat. From 2001-2005 he was the Director International Security Policy at the Dutch Foreign Ministry, dealing with participation in international peacekeeping operations and policies with regard to NATO, EU/ESDP, OSCE, conventional and UN related arms control and disarmament, as well as arms export policy issues. At the age of 65, he retired from the Netherlands Foreign Service and concluded his NATO assignment in Kabul in December 2014.