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1 Agri & food exports achieve record high in 2016

The Dutch agri & food sector has further strengthened its leading position in the world market. In 2016, Agri & Food exports totalled almost 94 billion euros, compared to 90 billion in 2015. Agricultural products accounted for 85 billion euros and agricultural materials, knowledge and technology accounted for 9 billion: a new record.

2 Vacancy Policy Officer Public Diplomacy

The Political, Press & Cultural Department of the Embassy of the Kingdom of The Netherlands is recruiting a Policy Officer for Public Diplomacy.

3 More than 5000 cyclists participate in 5th Orange Bike Day

The Embassy of the Netherlands in Egypt organized the 5th Orange Bike Day on 18 November. More than 5000 cyclists participated in this year’s edition, which sought to raise awareness for the importance of sustainability and sustainable business. Orange Bike Day 2016 was organized with the support of Egypt’s Global Biking Initiative, and used the slogan: Orange is the new Green.

4 Consular section closed 27-29 December 2016

Dear customer, The consular section will be closed on 27, 28 and 29 December. Documents and passports can be collected on these three days between 08.00-09.00.

5 Embassy closed 10 November

The Embassy (including the consular section) is closed on Thursday 10 November. The Embassy will be open again on Sunday 13 November as normal.

6 Orange Bike Day 2016

On Friday 18 November 2016, the Embassy of the Netherlands in Egypt will organize the 5th annual Orange Bike Day. This year’s event focuses on sustainability and sustainable business, and goes with the slogan: Orange is the new Green.

7 Response Dutch PM Rutte on first results criminal investigation MH17

This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.

8 Embassy telephone lines down

The telephone lines of the Embassy are down at the moment. You can reach us by email: kai@minbuza.nl. Please be informed that the Embassy is closed on Sunday the 11th and Monday the 12th of September (Eid al-Adha). We apologize for the inconvenience, thank you for your understanding.

9 Egyptian among laureates of Prince Claus Awards

Egyptian-Lebanese graphic designer, artist and educator Bahia Shehab is among this year's six laureates of Prince Claus Awards. The 2016 Principal Prince Claus Laureate is Thai filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul.

10 Public to vote for the 2016 Human Rights Tulip

Public voting for the 2016 Human Rights Tulip has begun. Voting ends on Wednesday September 7. Anyone wishing to vote can go to www.humanrightstulip.nl and choose which of the 10 nominees they believe deserves the prize the most.