Sunday, November 16, 2008

Liberal Party: Netherlands has too many Embassies

A study of the Elsevier weekly shows that the Netherlands has 112 embassies abroad, whereas the average of countries such as Canada, Spain and Australia is 89. In addition, the Netherlands has 19 representations at international organizations. Liberal parliamentarian Hans van Baalen intends to raise this issue at the next budget discussion of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He says that several embassies can be closed and others, which deal mainly with development aid, should be paid for by the Ministry for Development Cooperation.

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