This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.
On Friday 15 and Saturday 16 July, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte took part in the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) in Ulaanbaatar, capital city of Mongolia.
On May 11 2016, Mr. Peter Potman, Director of the Department for Asia and Oceania (DAO) of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands, led the Dutch delegation in the second Consultative meeting between the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Mongolia and the Netherlands which was held in Ulaanbaatar.
On Tuesday 19 April 2016, Ambassador Ron Keller presented his Letters of Credence to President Tsakhiagiin Elbegdorj of Mongolia. After presenting his credentials, the Ambassador had a meeting with Minister Lundeg Purevsuren of Foreign Affairs.
Following a number of attacks in Brussels on Tuesday morning, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders have been in contact with their Belgian colleagues.
The EU is committed to maintaining a legal order for the seas and oceans based upon the principles of international law, as reflected notably in the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS). This includes the maintenance of maritime safety, security, and cooperation, freedom of navigation and overflight.
On February 16, 2016 the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the People’s Republic of China, Ron Keller, presented his credentials to President Xi Jinping.
Foreign minister Bert Koenders and travel expert Floortje Dessing have launched a new central helpline for travellers. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs can now be reached 24 hours a day, seven days a week at +31 247 247 247 for practical travel tips and assistance.
The European Commission is visiting Amsterdam to mark the start of the Dutch Presidency of the EU Council. On 7 January 2016 Prime Minister Mark Rutte will receive the members of the European Commission at the National Maritime Museum.
As from December 2015 Mr. Ron Keller is appointed as Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the People’s Republic of China and Mongolia.