Minister Fleming-Artsen attends final event celebrating 200th anniversary of the Kingdom

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PHILIPSBURG, Sint Maarten – Sint Maarten Minister Plenipotentiary Josianne Fleming-Artsen, attended the closing event celebration of Kingdom of the Netherlands 200 Years, in The Hague, the Netherlands at the Second Chambers of Parliament.

The celebrations marked the bicentenary.  Speeches were made by various dignitaries including the Dutch Prime Minister and Chair persons from the First and Second Chambers of the Dutch Parliament.

“Everyone seemed to have enjoyed a very contemporary ceremony of the 200 year celebration of the two Dutch Chambers of Parliament.

“The ceremony was very light and very fresh with lots of beautiful singing.  It was an event that highlighted the countries – the Netherlands – main mode of transportation, the bicycle,” Minister Fleming-Artsen said on Sunday.

PHOTO CUTLINE: L to R: Minister Plenipotentiary Aruba, Alphonso Boekhoudt, Minister Plenipotentiary Josianne Fleming–Artsen, representing the Parliament of Sint Maarten Dr. Lloyd Richardson, Dutch Liberal Party (VVD) Member of the Dutch Second Chamber of Parliament Andre Bosman, President of Parliament of Aruba Marisol Lopez-Tromp, Curacao’s President of Parliament Mike Franco, and Minister Plenipotentiary Curacao Marvelyne Wiels.