Wopke Hoekstra resigns as foreign minister of the Netherlands

Wopke Hoekstra has submitted his resignation as Minister of Foreign Affairs to King Willem-Alexander. The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Liesje Schreinemacher, will assume his duties until a successor takes office.

As Commissioner-designate for Climate Action, Mr Hoekstra will prepare with the support of a small team of EU Commission staff.

Hoekstra served as Foreign Minister from 10 January 2022 to 1 September 2023.