U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Visits the Dutch Caribbean
WILLEMSTAD - U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Timothy R. Broas visited the Dutch Caribbean this week. Accompanied by U.S. Consul General James Moore, Ambassador Broas will visit Curaçao, Sint Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Aruba and meet with distinguished members of government and parliament, and leaders in education, the arts, and the media.
Timothy Broas was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands on January 6, 2014. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on March 13, 2014. Ambassador Broas presented his credentials to His Majesty King WillemAlexander on March 19, 2014, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United States of America to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
During his visit to Curaçao, Ambassador Broas met with Governor Lucille George-Wout, Prime Minister Ivar Asjes, President of Parliament Mike Franco, and several other ministers of the Prime Minister’s cabinet. Ambassador Broas also met with leaders in education and the arts who are deepening U.S.-Curaçao collaboration. Examples of collaboration include the increasing number of students from Curaçao who choose to pursue higher education in the U.S., a prominent U.S. filmmaker and producer who will be a featured speaker at the Curaçao International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Smithsonian Institution’s ongoing collaboration with the Seaqaurium on deep reef research.
The visit of Ambassador Broas coincides with the 65th anniversary of the Roosevelt House and the opening of an exhibit to commemorate this unique gift from the people of Curaçao to the people of the United States.