Politics: Leona Romeo Marlin reacts to Dutch Foreign Minister's statements

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“The government of Sint Maarten has taken note of the recent unfortunate statements made by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Stef Blok, concerning multicultural societies. These statements in no way reflect the position of Sint Maarten as a country in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, "said Dutch Prime Minister Leona Romeo Marlin in a statement released on July 23.

The statement follows recent remarks by the Dutch Minister for Foreign Affairs, Stef Blok, which have aroused many reactions around the world, as evidenced by the international press.

In a private meeting on July 10 with people working for Dutch international organizations, and immortalized in a video leaked by local media, Stef Blok said: “Give me an example of a multi-ethnic society or multicultural, of which the indigenous population is still a component and which is characterized by peaceful coexistence. I don't know any ”. While one of the participants gave him the example of Suriname, he replied that it was "a failed state linked to its ethnic composition".

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