The United States, Germany and the Netherlands agreed to closely cooperate and place Patriot missiles in Turkey near the border of Syria (subject to national decisions).
WASHINGTON — Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano today joined Netherlands Ambassador to the United States Rudolf Bekink to sign an agreement on scientific and technological cooperation, with an emphasis on cybersecurity research.
Chief of Defence General Tom Middendorp held an introductory visit with America’s highest serviceman, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Martin Dempsey and met with members of the Atlantic Council, in Washington DC.
(Washington, D.C.) — Dutch biomedical scientists, engineers, clinicians and company representatives will participate in the CMI Medical Tour 2012 of the United States next week.
(Washington, D.C.)— General Tom Middendorp, Chief of Defense of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, will meet General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, when he visits the United States November 25-28.
Diplomatic Connections has printed a seven-page spread featuring Ambassador Rudolf Bekink in the November/December 2012 edition.
"The International Criminal Court plays an essential role in preventing crimes, protecting people and bringing perpetrators to justice. It has achieved a great deal, but there is still much to do."
The Netherlands congratulates President Barack Obama on winning re-election, and looks forward to advancing the excellent working relationship we have with the Obama administration in numerous fields.
The new Dutch government was today sworn in by Her Majesty the Queen. The members of the government responsible for foreign policy are Frans Timmermans (Minister of Foreign Affairs) and Lilianne Ploumen (Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation). Mr Timmermans, 51, was Minister for European Affairs from 2007 to 2010. Ms Ploumen, 50, worked for various development organisations before serving as chair of the PvdA (Labour Party).
(Washington, D.C.) — The critically acclaimed Dutch films “Süskind” and “Hemel” will be featured at the 25th Edition of the AFI European Film Showcase in Silver Spring, Md.