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Koenders receives newly appointed Macedonian foreign minister

Foreign minister Bert Koenders received the new Macedonian foreign minister Nikola Dimitrov on Friday 9 June for an...

News item | 09-06-2017 | 00:00

The Netherlands to chair UN Security Council in March 2018

On 1 January 2018 the Kingdom of the Netherlands, including Aruba, Curaçao and St Maarten, will take its seat on the UN ...

News item | 06-06-2017 | 00:00

Foreign minister Koenders on the US Withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement

'I am saddened by this decision. It represents a cardinal mistake that is damaging to citizens around the world, including...

News item | 02-06-2017 | 01:03

Koenders calls on Turkey to follow the recommendations of the Council of Europe

Foreign minister Bert Koenders has called on Turkey to follow the recommendations made by the Council of Europe. The minister...

News item | 19-05-2017 | 14:16

Appointment of ambassadors

The cabinet has approved two ambassadorial appointments proposed by foreign minister Bert Koenders. The appointments will not...

News item | 19-05-2017 | 00:28

Koenders: effective counterterrorism is about staying ahead of threats

The counterterrorism community must continuously anticipate new threats. It is vital to identify new trends and share...

News item | 18-05-2017 | 10:30

The Netherlands pledges to help compensate victims of Congolese war criminal

Victims of a Congolese war criminal are to receive compensation for the suffering they endured, thanks in part to a financial...

News item | 17-05-2017 | 20:03

Ploumen, back from Kenya: ‘We need She Decides now more than ever’

‘We need She Decides now more than ever.’ That was development minister Lilianne Ploumen’s message on her return from a two-day...

News item | 17-05-2017 | 16:30

Koenders: equal rights for LHBTI worldwide are still a long way off

On Wednesday 17 May the Amsterdam Rainbow Dress, a symbol of protest against homophobia, made an appearance at the Ministry of...

News item | 15-05-2017 | 17:00

Koenders: we need a solid legal basis for reconstruction of Somalia

Speaking on Thursday at an international conference on Somalia in London, foreign minister Bert Koenders argued that the rule...

News item | 11-05-2017 | 17:00

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