Netherlands

First recorded contact between the Royal Courts of the two States. The King of the Netherlands, William I, announces to King Othon of Greece the birth of his grandson.

[24 June] 6 July 1833. First recorded contact between the Royal Courts of the two States. The King of the Netherlands, William I, announces to King Othon of Greece the birth of his grandson. The letter reached Nafplio through the Embassy of the Netherlands in Naples (Kingdom of Two Sicilies), which forwarded it to the Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as there was no Dutch representative in the country.

[29 December 1833] 10 January 1834. Letter from the Minister of State and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Hugo van Zuylen van Nijevelt, to the Greek Minister of the Foreign Affairs (the letter was addressed to S. Trikoupis, but in the meantime the latter was replaced by Al. Mavrokordatos) informing him that the Netherlands intends to appoint a Consul General in Greece and, until then it requested that the Consuls and Vice-Consuls of the country who were appointed in the Cycladic islands before the Revolution be allowed to continue to perform their duties.

18/30 March 1834. Reply of Minister of Foreign Affairs Al. Mavrokordatos to the Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, Hugo van Zuylen van Nijevelt, confirming that Greece will also appoint a Consular Authority in the Netherlands and that it will continue to allow Consuls and Vice-Consuls who have served in the islands before the Revolution to perform temporarily their duties until the new Dutch Consul General in Greece appoints new consular Authorities, i.e. the Dutch consular Authorities in Syros, Milos, Santorini and Sifnos.

[14]26 April 1834. Letter from Minister of State and Acting Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands H. van Zuylen van Nijevelt to the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs regarding the appointment of the first Consul General of the Netherlands in Greece, Τheodore Jan Travers.

The new Consul General of the Netherlands in Greece, Theodore Jan Travers, informs the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs of his arrival in Nafplio and requests a hearing to present his nomination

[10]22 June 1834. The new Consul General of the Netherlands in Greece, Theodore Jan Travers, informs the Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs of his arrival in Nafplio and requests a hearing to present his nomination and receive the recognition of the Greek Government. The Decree of recognition was finally signed on 24 June / 6 July 1834.

2/14 January 1835. Minister of Foreign Affairs Iakovos Rizos-Neroulos recommends to King Othon that Consul General of Greece in Amsterdam Etienne Palaiologos, nominated in April 1834, be awarded the Medal of the Order of the Redeemer, as he had effectively supported the Revolution by funding and actively contributing to the establishment of the Philhellenic Committee in the Netherlands.


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The first Ambassador of Greece in the Netherlands was appointed in 1874. It was, with parallel accreditation, the Greek Ambassador in London (and former Minister of Foreign Affairs) Spyridon Valaoritis.