On 9 September 2020, SIPRI proudly hosted a visit by His Excellency Stef Blok, Minister for Foreign Affairs of The Netherlands. The event was part of the minister’s official visit to Sweden.
During the visit, the minister engaged in a discussion with SIPRI’s experts on some of the Institute’s key research areas, such as on arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament, current developments in European security and specific projects SIPRI has done in cooperation with the Dutch Foreign Ministry.
Ambassador Jan Eliasson, Chair of the SIPRI Governing Board, and Dan Smith, SIPRI Director, provided welcoming remarks followed by an address by HE Blok on the long-standing cooperation between the Dutch Foreign Ministry and SIPRI.
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