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Ploumen: women are key to making communities safer and more peaceful

Development cooperation minister Lilianne Ploumen wants women in conflict areas to be more involved in resolving social problems ...

News item | 01-01-2017 | 16:41

Netherlands supports UN evidence database on atrocities in Syria

The Netherlands will contribute money and expertise to the database being set up by the United Nations to gather evidence of ...

News item | 22-12-2016 | 00:40

Journalist Okke Ornstein pardoned

Dutch journalist Okke Ornstein, who was arrested in Panama last month in connection with a 2012 conviction, has been granted a ...

News item | 20-12-2016 | 16:00

Koenders expresses condolences to Coptic Pope in Cairo after terrorist attack

During his working visit to Cairo, foreign minister Bert Koenders today visited the Coptic Orthodox church of St Peter and St ...

News item | 20-12-2016 | 14:00

Koenders visits devastated village in northern Iraq

Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders visited the village of Hashansham in northern Iraq on Monday. The village has been ...

News item | 19-12-2016 | 13:00

Koenders meets with Iraqi government to discuss future of Iraq

On Sunday foreign minister Bert Koenders met in Baghdad with the Iraqi prime minister, Haider Al-Abadi, and foreign minister, ...

News item | 18-12-2016 | 16:35

Government approves bill for entry into force of EU-Ukraine Association Agreement

The government will introduce a bill as soon as possible to ensure the entry into force of the EU-Ukraine Association Agreement. ...

News item | 16-12-2016 | 18:09

Appointment of ambassadors and new Deputy Secretary-General

The cabinet has approved the 19 ambassadorial appointments proposed by foreign minister Bert Koenders. The new ambassadors are ...

News item | 16-12-2016 | 17:00

Koenders concludes migrant return agreement with Mali for EU

On Sunday Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders concluded a joint coomuniqué on behalf of the EU that will see more irregular ...

News item | 11-12-2016 | 16:30

Koenders thanks Dutch troops in Mali

Foreign minister Bert Koenders has paid a visit to Dutch military personnel in Mali, thanking them at Camp Castor in Gao for ...

News item | 11-12-2016 | 12:00