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Resignation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs

On Tuesday 13 February 2018 the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Halbe Zijlstra, requested King Willem-Alexander to discharge him...

News item | 14-02-2018 | 06:30

Statement of the ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands on the bilateral relations with Turkey

The Netherlands and Turkey have recently held talks at various levels. At this stage, these talks do not yet offer a...

News item | 05-02-2018 | 11:13

She Decides funds for women in Ethiopia, Yemen, Mali, Bangladesh and Mozambique

The budget that the government allocated last year for She Decides – to preserve family planning services – has benefited women...

News item | 25-01-2018 | 14:33

Minister Kaag to visit New York and Washington

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag will visit the US from Sunday to Tuesday for a series of...

News item | 14-01-2018 | 00:00

Creative Twinning: government promotes international cooperation on culture

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs is making €5.2 million available for multiannual partnerships between Dutch and foreign...

News item | 10-01-2018 | 17:02

Appointment of ambassadors

The cabinet has approved twelve ambassadorial appointments proposed by foreign minister Halbe Zijnstra. The appointments will...

News item | 22-12-2017 | 00:00

Zijlstra and Guterres discuss Netherlands’ membership of Security Council

On Friday foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra spoke at length with UN Secretary-General António Guterres. Mr Zijlstra also attended...

News item | 16-12-2017 | 00:00

The Netherlands pledges €5 million in support of regional military force in the Sahel

At the invitation of French president Emmanuel Macron, the five countries of the Sahel region that provide troops to the G5...

News item | 13-12-2017 | 15:00

Formal go-ahead for closer defence cooperation in EU

The EU’s Foreign Affairs Council today officially decided to proceed with Permanent Structured Cooperation in defence (PESCO)....

News item | 11-12-2017 | 00:00

Dutch embassy opens in Côte d’Ivoire

Today, foreign minister Halbe Zijlstra opened a new Dutch embassy in Côte d’Ivoire. The opening of the embassy in Abidjan, Côte...

News item | 29-11-2017 | 16:24

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