1 Visit of the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Mark Rutte and the Dutch trade delegation to Indonesia 21-24 November 2016
From the 21st until the 24th of November the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Mark Rutte visits Indonesia with a Dutch trade delegation to strengthen the political and economic ties between the Netherlands and Indonesia.
Prime Minister Mark Rutte, foreign trade and development cooperation minister Liliane Ploumen, infrastructure minister Melanie Schultz van Haegen and environment minister Sharon Dijksma are to visit Indonesia from 21 to 24 November. They will be accompanied by a delegation representing 110 Dutch companies and knowledge institutions operating in the sectors of water & maritime, climate & waste management, life sciences & health, and horticulture & source materials, led by Hans de Boer, chair of the Netherlands Confederation of Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW). The Prime Minister will fly to Singapore on 24 November.
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.
Workshop on “Improving Stakeholders Collaboration for Safer and Healthier Conditions for Indonesian Agriculture & Society”
The Netherlands Fellowship Programmes (NFP) promote capacity building by providing training and education for professionals. The NFP was initiated and is fully funded by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs under the budget for development cooperation. EP-Nuffic is responsible for the management of the NFP.
Her Majesty Queen Máxima will visit the Republic of Indonesia from Tuesday 30 August to Thursday 1 September in her role as the United Nations Secretary-General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. The Indonesian government will soon be launching a national strategy for inclusive finance. Its aim is to promote access to financial services like bank and savings accounts, loans and insurance, and to improve people's economic position.
The Government of Indonesia has applied for an additional financing from the World Bank in the amount of US$ 300 million toward the cost of the National Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project [PAMSIMAS III]. The Directorate General of Human Settlements under Ministry of Public Works and Housing (DGHS/MPWH) intends to apply part of the proceeds for consulting services namely National Management Consultant (NMC). This REOI for NMC is announced in the MPWH’s, local newspapers and UNDB online. Interested firms can download the standard forms of EOI from the website.
‘Bitter Spice’ is the second volume to appear in the Country Series published by the History Department of the Rijksmuseum. The series describes the shared history of the Netherlands with Indonesia, Japan, China, India, Sri Lanka, South Africa, Ghana, Surinam and Brazil.
On 18 July 2016, EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström and the Indonesian Minister of Trade Tom Lembong launched officially negotiations for a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) between the EU and Indonesia. Why has this step been taken and why is it so important for both sides?