Published On: Wed, Oct 11th, 2017

New Dutch coalition wants closer cooperation with the Caribbean islands in the kingdom

THE HAGUE - The government agreement between the Dutch political parties VVD, CDA, D66 and Christian Union was presented to the Second Chamber of the Dutch Parliament yesterday after seven months of negotiations.

Among other things, the agreement states that the new coalition in the Netherlands wants a closer cooperation with the Caribbean part of the Kingdom. At the same time, integrity and good governance are an essential part of the agreement.

The budget of the Dutch part of the Caribbean Coast Guard will be allocated to the Ministry of Defense and will be adjusted accordingly to ensure that they can deliver good results. About 10 million euros per year is available for this purpose.

The Netherlands has a special responsibility for the inhabitants of Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba. On the islands, priority is given to improving the economic perspective, including by strengthening the infrastructure and reducing poverty.

Toekomstig kabinet-Rutte III presenteert regeerakkoord

Photo: On Tuesday, October 10, 2017, the faction leaders of VVD (Mark Rutte), CDA (Sybrand Buma), D66 (Alexander Pechtold) and ChristenUnie (Gert-Jan Segers) gave an explanation of their government agreement named 'Confidence in the future' in the Old Hall.

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