Bahamas and The Netherlands Strengthen Ties?

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<<<Her Excellency Regina Veronica Maria Jones-Bos, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to The Bahamas presented her credentials to His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes, Deputy to the Governor General on Thursday, February 12 at a ceremony at Government House.

Nassau, Bahamas – The Bahamas is seeking the support of the Kingdom of The Netherlands for a level playing field regarding the tax recovery policy of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), as both countries seek closer ties on a number of diplomatic matters.

This was among matters outlined by His Excellency Sir Arthur Foulkes, Deputy to the Governor General, as he accepted Letters of Credence from Her Excellency Regina Veronica Maria Jones-Bos, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to The Bahamas, in a ceremony at Government House on Thursday, February 12.

Sir Arthur also said that from the perspective of bilateral relations and the strong ties between both countries, the Bahamas is seeking The Netherlands’ support for sustainable European investment and its candidacy in the United Nations Economic and Social Council and the Commission on Sustainable Development.

“The Bahamas values the cordial relations that exist between the Kingdom of The Netherlands and looks forward to continued friendly ties,” Sir Arthur said. “During this time of economic recession, continued enhanced cooperation can help to mitigate the negative impact on our tourism and financial services industries.

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Her Excellency Regina Veronica Maria Jones-Bos, Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands to The Bahamas paid a courtesy call on Prime Minister the Rt. Hon. Hubert Ingraham on Thursday February 12, 2009 at the Office of the Prime Minister, Cable Beach.

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  1. I would like to know if the meeting also discusses the lift of the Schengen visa for Bahamians traveling to the Netherlands or Europe.

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