Working together for the Netherlands, worldwide; Moving to the forefront of modern diplomacy

Subject to Parliamentary approval;
Dutch citizens and companies have important interests abroad. The aim of the government’s foreign policy is to protect the Kingdom’s1 interests and promote the international rule of law and respect for human rights. It is in our interest to ensure a strong Europe that can overcome the crisis as quickly as possible. We work actively to strengthen our international economic relations so as to create opportunities for Dutch businesses and knowledge institutions. Economic diplomacy remains a vital part of our missions’ activities. The Netherlands’ development cooperation efforts are focused on the very poorest.