In his opening remarks, the director of the Scientific Research Institute of the SEEU “Max van der Stoel” Prof. Dr. Veton Latifi recalled on the four main principles of the Netherlands foreign policy: the Atlantic cooperation, the European integration, the international law and the international development.
“Peace and justice are the basic needs for us to survive” told to the students and staff of the SEE University, the Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Republic of Macedonia Marriet Schuurman speaking on Dutch diplomacy within a public event organized by the Scientific Institute of the SEEU “Max van der Stoel” within the latest program of the Institute “Diplomatic Lectures Series”.
The Ambassador of the Kingdom of the Netherlands Marriet Schuurman explained the origins of the arbitrage and the vision of the Netherlands for the international politics. As well as she stressed the necessity for the active engagement of the rule of law and the need for its continuative promoting. She also shared her thoughts on the foreign policy of the Netherlands regarding the EU integration, the current situation in the Western Balkans and latest world political developments.
Speaking on the personality of the former OSCE High Commissioner, the Dutch diplomat Max van der Stoel, Ambassador Schuurman said that he remained as one of the top names worldwide in terms of the preventive diplomacy concepts and the future of humanity. She assessed Max van der Stoel’s role as one of the founding fathers of the post-modern foreign policy of the Netherlands.