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51 Congratulate the Royal Couple!

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52 The Netherlands to work with IAEA to promote nuclear security

The Netherlands is joining forces with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) to stop nuclear material from falling into the wrong hands. ‘Together we’ll make the world a safer place,’ said foreign minister Frans Timmermans, following a meeting with IAEA Director-General Yukiya Amano.

53 Ten countries discuss practical steps towards a nuclear-weapons-free world

Ten countries met today in The Hague to discuss nuclear disarmament and practical steps to tackle the further spread of nuclear weapons. ‘We are working towards a nuclear-weapons-free world,’ said foreign minister Frans Timmermans, the host of the conference.

54 Ban lauds Netherlands’ role in promoting rule of law, international justice

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today praised the Netherlands for its efforts to promote the rule of law and further international justice, and stressed the importance of strengthening the partnership between the United Nations and the European country.

55 A strong UN is in the Netherlands’ direct interest

The Netherlands will continue its efforts to support the work of the United Nations, foreign minister Frans Timmermans said this morning in his talk in The Hague with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. ‘We need to focus on the ways in which the UN is effective to ensure ongoing support for its mission,’ he added. ‘We need to help the younger generation understand why international cooperation is so vital for our future. A stronger international legal order and a stronger UN are in the Netherlands’ direct interest.’

56 UN must be allowed to investigate possible use of chemical weapons in Syria

The Netherlands has given its full support to the UN's plan to investigate the possible use of chemical weapons in Syria. ‘The investigation must be thorough, independent and impartial,’ Minister of Foreign Affairs Frans Timmermans said on Monday at the opening of the Third Review Conference of the Chemical Weapons Convention.

57 Arms Trade Treaty a major step towards a safer world

‘Today we have taken a major step on the road to a safer world.’ This was foreign minister Frans Timmermans’ reaction to the UN General Assembly’s vote to approve by an overwhelming majority a treaty instituting global regulation of the arms trade.

58 Timmermans discusses Syria with Turkish counterpart

Foreign minister Frans Timmermans and his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoğlu spoke at length today about the situation in Syria at a bilateral meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. A major focus of their talk was the arms embargo, which is also under discussion internationally. Mr Davutoğlu urged the EU to allow arms deliveries to the legitimate opposition.

59 Political solution is only way out of Syrian conflict

‘Only a political solution offers a way out of the conflict in Syria. There is widespread hesitancy among EU countries about lifting the arms embargo on Syrian opposition groups. We will discuss this further in the weeks ahead. Whatever steps we take, it is essential that they contribute to a political solution. We will also be looking at lifting economic sanctions on the opposition, mainly to enable them to provide services to the civilian population.’ This was foreign minister Frans Timmermans’s assessment following the discussion on Syria at the informal meeting of EU foreign ministers in Dublin.

60 Netherlands to end mission in Kunduz

On 1 July 2013, the Netherlands will end its police training mission in Kunduz province, Afghanistan. Until then, the training will continue, but the emphasis will shift to transferring duties to the Afghan authorities.