Published On: Mon, Jul 15th, 2013

Rutte’s visit to Curacao starts this afternoon

1063156_10200994601339111_1946138796_nWILLEMSTAD – The Dutch Prime Minister, Mark Rutte arrived this afternoon at the Hato airport for an introductory visit to the Caribbean area of the Dutch Kingdom. He is accompanied by a delegation from the Dutch business community led by the Chairman of the Small and Medium Business Association, Hans Biesheuvel.

The delegation will orient themselves particularly on the potential of the islands to function as a springboard to the South American continent. Especially countries like Brazil, Colombia and Panama.

The group started their eight-day visit to the islands of the former West Indies last Saturday in Aruba. Mark Rutte spoke with his Aruban counterpart Mike Eman, the other Ministers in the Cabinet Eman and members of Parliament. Topics included the forthcoming visit of the King and Queen to the islands, the 1062669_10200994601299110_2129461184_nKingdom Conference and the financial situation of Aruba. The visit of the Prime Minister and his delegation will be till Wednesday.

Special thanks to Bea Moedt for the images.

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