Susanna Terstal

Since 18 September 2018 Susanna Terstal has been the EU Special Representative for the Middle East Peace Process. The tasks of the Special Representative are to contribute to actions and initiatives leading to a final settlement of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict based on a two-state solution. From 2015-2018 she was Dutch Ambassador to the Islamic Republic of Iran. During the first two years of her posting to Iran she also represented the European Union in the absence of an EU delegation. In 2012 she was posted to Angola as Dutch Ambassador. Prior to this she was deputy head of mission at the Permanent Representation of the Netherlands to the UN in Geneva. Susanna Terstal joined the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands in 1994. She began her career in the legal directorate, where she held different positions, also working on European issues. Before working for the ministry, she worked in the private sector.