Ambassador Eric Strating

Eric Strating


1992 Master of Laws (LL.M), University of Arkansas, USA
1998 Dutch Law, University of Groningen, The Netherlands


Mr Eric Strating is His Majesty's Ambassador to Iraq. He was previously the Dutch Ambassador to Libya.

In 1990 he fulfilled part of his military service with the Multinational Force and Observers in the Sinai (Egypt). In 1993, Mr Strating joined the Ministry of Agriculture as a lawyer, before moving to the Foreign Ministry in 1994. For the ministry, he worked in Buenos Aires, Quito, Beijing and Canberra, as well as in The Hague at the Western Hemisphere (Latin-America) and Security Policy departments. 

Subsequent positions:
2013 - 2015 Director of the Security, Crisis and Integrity department
2015 - 2016 Project leader at the Middle East and North Africa department
2016 - 2018 His Majesty's Ambassador to Libya
2018 - 2019 Deputy Ambassador to Iraq
2019 onwards His Majesty's Ambassador to Iraq