De Hoop Scheffer to Chair Council on International Affairs
THE HAGUE, 24/09/13 - The cabinet has nominated Jaap de Hoop Scheffer as chairman of the Advisory Council on International Affairs (AIV). The appointment will come into effect on 1 January 2014.
De Hoop Scheffer was Rasmussen’s predecessor as NATO Secretary-General. Earlier, he was Foreign Minister and Christian democratic (CDA) leader. He will succeed Frits Korthals Altes, who has been chairman of the AIV for 12 years.
De Hoop Scheffer is currently working at Leiden university. He is professor of international relations and diplomatic practices.