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Trade mission to Italy yields series of agreements

During the trade mission to Italy coinciding with the state visit by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima, Dutch and Italian...

News item | 27-06-2017 | 15:30

Response by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Security and Justice to the statement by Morocco

When asked for a response to the Moroccan statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Justice and Security...

News item | 24-06-2017 | 22:35

Minister Koenders: Bolt and Follender released in Colombia

Dutch journalists Derk Bolt and Eugenio Follender were released today in the extremely volatile region of Catatumbo in the...

News item | 24-06-2017 | 11:18

Ploumen concludes voluntary agreement on responsible gold

The Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, Lilianne Ploumen, has reached a deal with the Dutch gold industry...

News item | 19-06-2017 | 00:00

Aid for the stricken population of Afghanistan

The government is making it possible for Dutch aid organisations to deliver aid to Afghanistan. Over 85,000 of the most...

News item | 14-06-2017 | 00:00

Ploumen calls for new form of globalisation at OECD meeting

Globalisation only works if everyone benefits. International trade and investment are essential to our prosperity, but no one...

News item | 09-06-2017 | 16:30

Koenders receives newly appointed Macedonian foreign minister

Foreign minister Bert Koenders received the new Macedonian foreign minister Nikola Dimitrov on Friday 9 June for an...

News item | 09-06-2017 | 00:00

The Netherlands to chair UN Security Council in March 2018

On 1 January 2018 the Kingdom of the Netherlands, including Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten, will take its seat on the UN ...

News item | 06-06-2017 | 00:00

Foreign minister Koenders on the US Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

'I am saddened by this decision. It represents a cardinal mistake that is damaging to citizens around the world, including...

News item | 02-06-2017 | 01:03

Koenders calls on Turkey to follow the recommendations of the Council of Europe

Foreign minister Bert Koenders has called on Turkey to follow the recommendations made by the Council of Europe. The minister...

News item | 19-05-2017 | 14:16

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