Published On: Wed, Mar 7th, 2018

Bijleveld visits Curaçao and Aruba HAGUE - Minister of Defense Ank Bijleveld will visit Curaçao and Aruba this week. For Bijleveld it will be a reunion with the islands. As Undersecretary for the Interior, she was, among other things, responsible for the constitutional reform of the Netherlands Antilles and knows the islands through and through. The islands have different members of government but there is only one Minister of Defense for the Kingdom. Bijleveld is responsible with Defense for defending the independence and territorial integrity of the countries within the Kingdom.

Bijleveld lands on Curaçao on Wednesday and visits Aruba on Friday. The visit is mainly about acquaintance with the Dutch Defense Staff working in the Caribbean. In addition, she will be joined by the coastguard, Governors and Prime Ministers of the islands to talk about the political developments and challenges for the islands.

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