Published On: Wed, Nov 19th, 2014

Prime Minister visits the Smithsonian Institution in Washington

SmithsonianWILLEMSTAD - The Prime Minister of Curacao drs. Ivar Asjes recently visited the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, where he met with Dr. Wayne Clough, the 12th Secretary of this institution that is considered to the world's largest museum and research complex with 19 museums, nine research centers, the National Zoo and research activities in more than 90 countries.

The Prime Minister was accompanied by a delegation consisting of among others the Minister Plenipotentiary of Curacao in Washington, Xavier Prens and the Consul General of the U.S. in Curacao, James Moore.

During his visit to the Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution, Prime Minister Asjes presented Secretary Clough with a set of Smithsonian1framed stamps, depicting ten new species of fish that were discovered in the deep reefs off of Curacao in a unique collaboration between Substation Curacao and Smithsonian scientists.

The Prime Minister was also given a tour of the museum by Smithsonian scientists and ‘Curasub regulars’ Nancy Knowlton, Cristina Castillo and Lee Weigt.

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