Netherlands wants Suriname Ambassador to Paris removed
(de Ware Tijd) THE HAGUE/PARAMARIBO - The Netherlands will start to lobby France and the United Kingdom to strip Suriname’s Ambassador in Paris Harvey Naarendorp, a suspect in the December murders trial, of his status.
Talks will be held with Germany as well to bar Naarendorp, who is scheduled to present his credentials to that country’s President. Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister Uri Rosethal made this announcement to the Lower House on Thursday during the debate on Suriname and its
Amnesty Act. The lobby has been started at the request of the fractions of the parties PvdA, VVD and PVV. Suriname’s Foreign Affairs Minister Winston Lackin is convinced this lobby too will fail. “The government of the United Kingdom has approved Naarendorp’s agreement in spite of Dutch protests. We do not believe this will change,” Lackin tells de Ware Tijd. He also does not expect France to take action. “Actually I do not even want to comment anymore on the Dutch actions. We are now spending our efforts on the development of our economy and will not be stopped by the Netherlands.”