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July 2016

The Netherlands Leadership to demine the conflict affected Region in the World

The Netherlands Government is determined to eradicate Landmines within 10 years in more than 13 Countries in the World

 ‘The devastating impact of landmines doesn’t stop when the violence ends. Emergency workers are left unable to reach the places where they’re needed, refugees can’t return home and farmers can’t access their land. Before peace and stability can return, these deadly things have to be cleared away.’  Explained Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Lilianne Ploumen  July 20, 2016 © The MFA of the Netherlands 

The Netherlands is one of the largest donors when it comes demining, and wants to see Landmines eradicated within 10 years. The Dutch government will provide its full support in 3 Major Demining Projects in 13 Countries in the Word.  Announced the Ministry of Foreign Affairs

In the last last 4 years, Worldwide, the Netherlands has:

  • Demined  almost 52 million m2 of Land
  • Educated more than 2 million people about the dangers of Landmines
  • Provided support to more than 5,000 families of victims by the Landmines
  • And purchased/provided 114 Ambulances, Trained over 425 Nurses to care for the Landmine victims       July 20, 2016 © The MFA of the Netherlands 

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July 2016

The Netherlands to Co-chair anti-ISIL Coalition Conference in Washington DC

Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders will participate in a conference in Washington DC on Wednesday 20 July on stabilising the Security situation in Iraq, which has been seriously disrupted by the terrorist organisation ISIL. The Netherlands is Co-Chairing the conference, at which Foreign Minister Koenders will meet counterparts from more than 20 countries. July 19, 2016 © MFA of the Kingdom of the  Netherlands




July 2016

Speech by Prime Minister Mark Rutte to the European Parliament  July 5 2016

Speech of PM Rutte at the European Parliament July 5 2016

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