The Ministry of Foreign Affairs works hard for Dutch nationals and for Dutch interests and values around the world. Together with other countries, we work to tackle global challenges. The ministry works to ensure:

  • Prosperity and fairness: We promote international trade, help Dutch businesses do business with and in other countries, and promote sustainable trade and shared prosperity.
  • Security and stability: We offer help and mediation to countries affected by conflict and violence, and enhance stability in vulnerable countries by working to improve living conditions.
  • Justice and freedom: We contribute to a well-functioning international legal order and promote international agreements in order to tackle global issues.
  • Dutch nationals abroad: We give support to Dutch nationals in difficulties abroad and try to prevent such situations from occurring by providing information and advice.