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St. Maarten president to visit the Netherlands


THE HAGUE–St. Maarten Prime Minister Sarah Wescot-Williams will be travelling to the Netherlands mid-October for meetings with her Dutch colleague Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Minister of Home Affairs and Kingdom Relations Ronald Plasterk and the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament.

Wescot-Williams’ five-day working visit starts on Monday, October 14, with a meeting with Plasterk. On that same day, she will attend the Top 100 award ceremony Powerful Women of the Dutch magazine Opzij in Amsterdam.

Wescot-Williams has a meeting with Vice President of the Council of State Piet Hein Donner on Tuesday, October 15. In the evening hours she will meet with students from St. Maarten, representatives of St. Maarten Student Support Services S4, Stichting Soualiga Foundation SSF and Unified St. Maarten Connection USC, followed by a gathering with Qualichi Faces, a group of women from St. Maarten.

She will have a meeting over lunch with Mayor of Dordrecht Arno Brok on Wednesday, October 16. In the afternoon, she will sign the cooperation agreement between St. Maarten and the Municipality of Amsterdam in Amsterdam.

The meeting with Rutte is scheduled on Thursday, October 17, followed by a closed-door session with Members of the Second Chamber’s Permanent Committee for Kingdom Relations. These meetings take place in The Hague.

Wescot-Williams returns to St. Maarten on Friday.

Her visit to the Netherlands was already planned before the Kingdom Council of Ministers decided last week Friday to give St. Maarten Governor Eugene Holiday an instruction to conduct an investigation into the functioning and the integrity of the St. Maarten Government.

Wescot-Williams was present at that meeting of the Kingdom Government.

Source: The Daily herald, St. Maarten

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