Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Two Dutch Embassies Cancel Queen's Birthday Reception

The Dutch embassies in Afghanistan and Pakistan have canceled their annual receptions in honor of the Dutch Queen's Day today. This is due to the deteriorated security situation. In Kabul (Afghanistan) the embassy has been closed and the employees have been moved to a secret place. In Islamabad (Pakistan) the embassy has been moved to a hotel in view of the threats received after the broadcast of the movie "Fitna" by Dutch right-wing leader Geert Wilders. In Jakarta (Indonesia) the reception has been moved away from the embassy and major security measures have been taken.

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