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Leona misses speech due to shady St Maarten politicians. Dutch King discusses Dutch islands

King Willem-Alexander attended a meeting organized by the Netherlands and Aruba on Thursday afternoon in New York with representatives of small island states. He thus followed up his statement earlier this week in the General Assembly of the United Nations that they should be better listened to.

“Every person counts. Every member state counts! That is why the voice of the small island states needs to be heard louder in a UN context. They have not been sufficiently heard so far, “said the king on Tuesday when he emphasized speaking on behalf of a kingdom with four countries: the Netherlands, Aruba, Curaçao and Sint Maarten. “We know both the tropical trade and the cool North Sea wind from our own experience,” said Willem-Alexander.

At the lunch meeting in the residence of the Dutch representative at the UN, Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes of Aruba was present in addition to the king. Her colleague from Curaçao, Eugene Rhuggenaath, was missing and Prime Minister Leona Marlin-Romeo of Sint Maarten had to cancel after the States part of the kingdom had submitted a motion of no confidence against her.

At the table were representatives from numerous island states, including President Charles Savarin of Dominica, and representatives from Barbados, Saint Lucia and the Marshall Islands, among others. They went for the interview, where the problems that these developing countries are experiencing partly due to climate change were discussed, first in the photo with King Willem-Alexander. He encouraged the company to come a bit closer to him. “I do not bite. At least not today.

https://www.ditjesendatjes.nl/koning-bespreekt-problemen-kleine-eilandstaten/

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