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Netherlands to attend Obama’s refugee summit

The Netherlands will be represented on 20 September in New York at the Leader’s Summit on Refugees, an initiative launched by...

News item | 08-09-2016 | 00:00

Koenders: Council of Europe can serve as our eyes and ears in Turkey

At the urging of the Netherlands and others, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe met today to discuss the...

News item | 07-09-2016 | 00:00

More Dutch jihadist travellers added to national terrorism list

Foreign minister Bert Koenders has added 9 Dutch nationals to the national terrorism list. A total of 61 persons and 3...

News item | 06-09-2016 | 12:17

The Netherlands pledges €10 million for UN Peacebuilding Fund

The Netherlands is to donate €10 million to the United Nations Peacebuilding Fund. The funding, which will cover the period...

News item | 02-09-2016 | 17:00

Koenders to discuss Brexit, security and migration on European trip

Foreign minister Bert Koenders will visit several European cities this week. During this trip the agenda will focus on current...

News item | 31-08-2016 | 14:29

Koenders condemns use of chemical weapons in Syria

‘The use of chemical weapons, by any party, in any place or under any circumstances, is a violation of international law and is...

News item | 30-08-2016 | 17:13

Koenders and Ploumen meet Kofi Annan

Kofi Annan, the founding chair of the Kofi Annan Foundation and former UN Secretary-General, had a meeting today with foreign...

News item | 30-08-2016 | 15:00

Minister Koenders, visiting Ankara, speaks out about the aftermath of failed coup

Today, foreign minister Bert Koenders is visiting Turkey. In Ankara he spoke with his counterpart, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. Later in...

News item | 29-08-2016 | 15:17

Netherlands supports second term for World Bank President Kim

The Netherlands supports a second term for World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, finance minister Jeroen Dijsselbloem and foreign...

News item | 25-08-2016 | 18:34

Koenders voices concerns on Eritrean embassy’s tax levy

During talks with his Eritrean counterpart Osman Saleh on Tuesday, foreign minister Bert Koenders expressed concerns about the...

News item | 23-08-2016 | 17:14

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