January 2019 Tripartite and Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO) to be hosted on St. Maarten
From January 07-11, 2019 The Parliament of Sint Maarten will be hosting the Tripartite and Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO).
Delegations from the Parliaments of the Netherlands, Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten will be meeting on Sint Maarten, for the Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO).
The four parliamentary delegations will be discussing a number of issues that include presentations on: Recent developments per country; State of Affairs Venezuela; Statute including current relations within the Kingdom as well as bottlenecks and proposals for improvement; Discussion pending proposal Kingdom Act Dispute Resolution; Housing and landfill; Election observation and State of affairs consensus Kingdom laws. The program also includes a work visit to monuments in Mary’s Fancy. The delegations will also get a view of the landfill in Philipsburg.
The Interparliamentary consultations will conclude on Friday, January 11, 2019 with the signing of a draft agreement list and a joint press conference of the four delegations.
Prior to the start of the Interparliamentary consultations, on January 7, 2019, the delegation of Sint Maarten will also be participating in the Tripartite meeting along with delegations from sister islands of Curaçao and Aruba.
The goal of the Tripartite meeting is to prepare for the Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultation as well as discuss topics of mutual interest.
Among the topics to be discussed are: Constitutional Court; Dispute settlement; Current relations within the Kingdom; bottlenecks and proposals for improvement; situation in Venezuela; Collaboration Immigration service of Sint Maarten with the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee and handling immigration in general via ferry; Collaboration in the field of Education more specifically the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate & Cooperation in the field of Healthcare.
Attendance to the IPKO is strictly upon invitation.
The Interparliamentary Kingdom Consultations (IPKO) session will be carried live on St. Maarten Cable TV Channel 115, via SXM GOV radio FM 107.9, the audio via the internet www.sxmparliament.org, www.pearlfmradio.com and Parliament’s Facebook page: Parliament of Sint Maarten.