PHILIPSBURG: Dutch State Secretary for Interior Affairs and Kingdom Relations Raymond Knops will pay a working visit to St. Eustatius, Saba and St. Maarten from May 16-20.
His first stop is St. Eustatius where he will have meetings with deputy government commissioner Alida Francis and island secretary Malvern Dijkshoorn-Lopez, the members of the island council and church leaders.
Knops will, among others, visit a number of projects in the field of roads, nature conservation and water supply and speak there with various stakeholders.
On May 17, the state secretary will arrive on Saba, where he will meet with island governor Jonathan Johnson and island secretary Tim Muller, the members of the executive council, the island council and the OMT.
The program also includes discussions about the Saba Package and a visit to a number of related projects. A meeting with the Youth Council has also been scheduled.
On May 18, at the end of the day, the state secretary will travel on to St. Maarten, where he will speak with Prime Minister Silveria Jacobs about political and administrative developments. He will, among others, visit a vaccination location and a number of projects.