MPs preparing for Interparliamentary meeting
THE HAGUE, WILLEMSTAD – The Members of Parliament of Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten who are participating at the Kingdom Interparliamentary Conference (IPKO) held a tripartite consultation in The Hague yesterday to prepare for the meeting.
The IPKO officially starts tomorrow. That happens in the monumental meeting hall of the Dutch Senate, where, after the welcome by senate president Ankie Broekers-Knol, the presidents of Parliaments of the three islands, namely Mike Franco, Marisol Lopez-Tromp and Leona Marlin-Romeo will speak.
Topics that will be subsequently discussed are; cooperation in health, economic opportunities (including free movement of people and goods), the integrity of government and the dispute agreement of which no agreement has been achieved yet by the countries. The National Ombudsman Reinier van Zutphen will also give a presentation.
On Thursday the delegations will discuss a 15 year old bill initiative, which makes it more difficult for the Netherlands to impose general measures on the other countries in the Kingdom through the Kingdom Council of Ministers in The Hague. This was recently done to Sint Maarten.