MIL OSI Translation. Region: Spanish / Latin America / UN –
Source: Republic of Colombia
Bogotá (Oct. 8/20). In a ceremony held at the Palacio de San Carlos, the new Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Colombia, Ernst Noorman, presented copies of his credentials in style to Foreign Minister Claudia Blum.
During the meeting, in which the Chancellor extended a warm welcome to the country, issues on the bilateral agenda between Colombia and the Kingdom of the Netherlands were discussed and foreign policy priorities were exchanged.
Chancellor Blum thanked Ambassador Noorman for the financial contribution of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the European Union Trust Fund, his demining efforts in the country, cooperation in the cadastre for the formalization of rural property and his invaluable support in the to migration from Venezuela.
He also highlighted Colombia’s willingness to continue deepening the bilateral relationship in areas of mutual interest and to promote trade, investment and tourism between the two countries, within the framework of economic recovery.
Ambassador Noorman is an economist at the University of Amsterdam and has extensive experience in the Dutch foreign service. Assumes functions in Colombia after serving as Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Afghanistan since 2018.
The diplomat highlighted the importance of trade in the bilateral relationship, which he illustrated by mentioning that the Dutch house in Colombia has more than 200 business members.
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