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.