Permanent Mission of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to the UN, United States

Rosenthal summons Eritrean chargé d’affaires

Foreign minister Uri Rosenthal has summoned the Eritrean chargé d’affaires ad interim to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has asked him to explain why the embassy is collecting taxes and raising funds from Dutch nationals of Eritrean origin and Eritrean nationals living in the Netherlands.

Foreign minister Uri Rosenthal has summoned the Eritrean chargé d’affaires ad interim to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has asked him to explain why the embassy is collecting taxes and raising funds from Dutch nationals of Eritrean origin and Eritrean nationals living in the Netherlands.

Mr Rosenthal expressed his concern at alleged incidences of extortion and intimidation, saying that such practices are unacceptable. An investigation is currently under way into possible incidents in the Netherlands.