Published On: Tue, Sep 17th, 2013

Short note on the cooperation with the Dutch Caribbean islands

Eerste troonrede koning Willem-Alexander  - LampenWILLEMSTAD – King Willem-Alexander spoke briefly about the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom, this afternoon (Dutch time) during the reading of the throne speech at the opening of Parliament. The King said that the constitutional relationship between the Netherlands and the Caribbean parts of the Kingdom has changed since 10-10-10 and there is now more attention to cooperation in the economic field.

"This is beneficial for all parties. It also contributes to the necessary financial independence and stability of the Caribbean islands, which I will soon visit together with Queen Maxima,” the King said.

King Willem-Alexander was inaugurated as King on April 30, 2013 which marked an historic day for the Dutch Kingdom sincere there were no kings for more than 100 years. This is the King’s first opening of Parliament.

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