Young Israeli & Palestinian diplomats on joined diplomatic course in the Netherlands
The Dutch secretary of Foreign Affairs mr. Maxime Verhagen has opened the first joined diplomatic course for eleven Israeli and ten Palestinian youngsters. It is the first time for both people to follow such a course on an invitation and paid by the Dutch departemtn of Foreign Affairs.
The courses will take one year and given by the Clingendael Institute, a renowned Dutch institute for international affairs. The cost for the departement of Foreign Affairs are €200.000,-
It was the Dutch secretary of Foreign Affairs, mr Verhagen, himselve who took the initiative. He told the young students to take their responsibility to pay down a public fundament for sustainable peace. Also he stressed the importance of making compromises!According to Secretary Verhagen it's:
Tekenend voor de kracht van onze diplomatie. Een combinatie van dialoog en praktische samenwerking.’