SINT MAARTEN (PHILIPSBURG) - Delegations from the Parliaments of Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten met today, Tuesday, May 3, 2022, for a Tripartite discussion.
The goal of today’s meeting was to prepare for the Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultation as well as to discuss topics of mutual interest. Among the topics were, discussion on a proposal for a Dispute Regulation; current relations within the Kingdom, bottlenecks, and proposals for improvement; discussion on the proposal for the Caribbean Reform and Development Agency (COHO); Presentation by a delegation of the Island Council of Sint Eustatius regarding the matter of democracy, or the lack thereof, in Sint Eustatius and by extension the kingdom and restoring the regular democratic order in Sint Eustatius; and discussion on the petition submitted on behalf of the Parliament of Sint Maarten to the UN Special Rapporteur on Racism.
The meeting was deemed to have been very successful.
After the deliberations, Members of the delegations of Aruba, Curacao, and Sint Maarten along with Members of the Parliament of Sint Maarten who were present as observers, posed for a group photograph.
The Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO) will commence tomorrow, Wednesday, May 4, 2022; at 10.05 hrs. with the opening and welcome address by the Chairlady of Parliament of Sint Maarten, Mrs. Grisha Heyliger-Marten and a short speech and presentation by each delegation leader.
The Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO) sessions can be followed live via Parliament’s Website: www.sxmparliament.org ; and Parliament’s YouTube channel: sxmparliament