#NL in the USA
22 Mar 2019 - 10:24

A conversation about the future of the relationship between the US and the Netherlands

On March 20th and 21st 2019, Dutch senior policy makers, business people and NGO representatives met with their American counterparts in an event held by the Dutch Embassy to United States of America. The focus of the event was the future of the relationship between the US and the Netherlands. The event started with Ambassador Henne Schuwer's opening speech and continued with Ivo Daalder's (President Chicago Council of Global Affairs) and Sheila Sitalsingh's (Journalist and Columnist at the Volkskrant) remarks. 

Picture from the Panel

The event was followed by a panel on the opportunities for trans-Atlantic cooperation. The panelist, including Thomas Wright (Director of the Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution), Jim Townssend (Adjunct Senior Fellow in the Center for a New American Security's Transatlantic Security Programme), Ken Livingston (Executive Director of the Washington International Trade Association) and Monika Sie Dhian Ho (General Director of the Clingendael Institute), discussed the trade, cooperation on security, and sustainable growth models between the two countries.

More than 400 years

For more than 400 years, the US and the Netherlands have built strong bond based on shared values and history. Since than, the Netherlands and the US have been partners in trade, security, and innovation. The event aimed at highlighting the long-lasting cooperation between two country and bringing top level executives to develop new routes for further cooperation.