Prime Minister Marlin leads high powered delegation to Aruba

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Former Prime Minister Mr. William Marlin

 

ARUBA — Last week, Prime Minister of St. Maarten, Mr. William Marlin, the Minister Plenipotentiary, Mrs. Henrietta Doran-York, the Secretary General of the Ministry of General Affairs, Mr. Hensley Plantijn, the Head of the Department of Interior and Kingdom Relations, Mr. Marc Arnold, the Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Ms. Khalilah Peters, the Head of Economic Affairs and Finance/St. Maarten representative in Europe, Ms. Carol Voges and Policy Advisor Donor Coordination/Representative of the Regional Authorizing Officer, Ms. Olivia Lake formed the St. Maarten Delegation to the yearly Trilateral Meetings, Ministerial Conference and OCT-EU Forum held in Oranjestad Aruba from Tuesday February 21-24, 2017.

During this event, the St. Maarten delegation participated in a number of meetings on the progress of the various ongoing programmes on the territorial, regional and global level. Further, the delegation also participated in the Ministerial Conference and the OCT-EU Forum and the BEST Technical Event.

The Caribbean Sustainable Development Forum also took place in Oranjestad during this week in the side-lines of the ongoing EU Event. St. Maarten was represented by Secretary General of the Ministry of VROM, Mr. Louis Brown, Department Head VROM, Mr. Mark Williams and the Head of the Department of Interior and Kingdom Relations, Mr. Marc Arnold.

In the margins of these events, opportunities for bilateral  and trilateral meetings were also presented. The Prime Minister of St. Maarten, Mr. William Marlin, the Minister Plenipotentiary, Mrs. Henrietta Doran-York and the Minister of Finance, Mr. Richard Gibson, utilized this opportunity to meet with the Minister of Interior and Kingdom Affairs Mr. Ronald Plasterk. Further to this, the three Prime Ministers of the Caribbean Netherlands, the Honourable Prime Minister of St. Maarten, Mr. William Marlin, the Honourable Prime Minister of Aruba, Mr. Mike Eman and the Honourable Prime Minister of Curacao, Mr. Hensley Koeiman also had an opportunity to meet to discuss various topics.

The Honourable Prime Minister of St. Maarten, Mr. William Marlin, the Secretary General of the Ministry of General Affairs, Mr. Hensley Plantijn and the Head of the Department of Foreign Relations, Ms. Khalilah Peters remained in Aruba for the Kingdom Meeting on Foreign Relations with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Bert Koenders.