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Dutch FM resigns

Published : Thursday, 15 February, 2018 at 12:00 AM Count : 57

THE HAGUE, Feb 14 : New Dutch Foreign Minister Halbe Zijlstra resigned on Tuesday, after admitting he had lied about his presence at a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
"I see no other option today than to hand in my resignation to his majesty the King," a tearful Zijlstra told MPs in a hastily-called session of parliament.
Stepping down, Zijlstra told MPs on Tuesday that the credibility of the country's foreign minister must be "beyond doubt, both inside and outside of the country".     —AFP





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