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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

Government working to strengthen EMU

The government is working to strengthen the Economic and Monetary Union (EMU). Focusing on improving sustainable growth and...

News item | 27-11-2017 | 18:00

Foreign trade and development minister Kaag visits Ghana and AU-EU summit in Côte d’Ivoire

Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Sigrid Kaag will visit Ghana on Tuesday. Her mission is to build on the ...

News item | 27-11-2017 | 15:38

Support for Jordan and Lebanon

The government is continuing to support soft loans to Jordan and Lebanon. This was announced by Minister for Foreign Trade and ...

News item | 25-11-2017 | 11:00

EU selects Amsterdam as new location for EMA

This evening the General Affairs Council of the European Union decided that the European Medicines Agency (EMA) will relocate...

News item | 20-11-2017 | 18:58

2018 budget for foreign trade and development: extra funds for emergency aid and reception in region

Sigrid Kaag, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, has increased the 2018 budget, which she will be ...

News item | 17-11-2017 | 18:30

Graciela Pérez Rodriguez to receive 2017 Human Rights Tulip

The 2017 Human Rights Tulip has been awarded to Mexican human rights defender Graciela Pérez Rodriguez. Foreign minister Halbe ...

News item | 09-11-2017 | 19:00

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