Embassy of the Netherlands - 4 November 2019

Last week the Junior Diplomat Initiative France had the privilege of visiting the Embassy of the Netherlands for a dynamic discussion on Dutch international relations. Hosted by Doudouce Luitse and Robert Zimmerman, the First Secretaries of Political Affairs, students had the opportunity to ask about various issues ranging from Chinese technological espionage to malicious Russian interference in Europe and the Netherlands’ stance on R2P.

A key theme that emerged was the importance of the Netherlands' soft power and ability to build coalitions, such as the Hanseatic League, to promote its agenda on the global stage.

JDI is indebted to Doudouce, Robert and Fabienne Coomans for organising this fascinating discussion.