Curacao Joins Dutch Kingdom Business Mission to Brazil

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Sao Paulo, December 2012 - Recently a small delegation consisting of Billy Jonkheer, President of the Chamber of Commerce, and Vanessa Tore, Internal Secretary General of the Ministry of Economic Development, formed part of a Dutch commercial mission headed by the Royal couple Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima in Brazil.

The mission, the biggest in Dutch history, accounted for 170 companies and 250 participants. The other islands within the Dutch Kingdom also formed part of the delegation, among others, Prime Minister Mike Eman of Aruba, Nicole Hoevertsz, Secretary of Council of Ministers of Aruba, and Mr. Geerlings of the St.Maarten house in the Netherlands. The mission visited three cities in Brazil within one week, including Brasilia, Sao Paulo, and Rio de Janeiro. During the reception in Rio de Janeiro, the Chamber of Commerce and the delegation of Curacao offered a painting by Andre Nagtegaal to Princess Maxima in honor of the Royal Couple.

The delegation also visited the Federation of Foreign Chambers of Commerce (Federação das Câmaras de Comércio Exterior) in Rio de Janeiro and Federation of Industries of the State of Sao Paulo (Federação das Indústrias do Estado de São Paulo) to see the possibility to bring a Chamber of Commerce Brazil-Curacao.

During his visit at the Brazilian Federation of Foreign Chambers of Commerce, Mr. Jonkheer presented the Vice President of the Federation, Mr. Luis Correa, with a copy of a letter of introduction that the Chamber of Commerce of Brazil sent to the Chamber of Commerce of Curacao in 1912.

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