Implementation agenda as a new step in cooperation between the Netherlands and Aruba

ORANJESTAD - The Netherlands and Aruba have drawn up an implementation agenda for the Land Package.

This Land package includes measures that focus on economic development, strengthening the rule of law, and improving financial management, taxes, healthcare, and education. The goal is to contribute to a resilient Aruba.

Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes during meeting about financial aid package with the Secretary of State Knops. On November 13, 2020, the Netherlands and Aruba signed the mutual arrangement for the implementation of the Land Package. There were cooperation and agreements on the first steps that Aruba will take, mostly supported by the Netherlands during the past weeks. This first implementation agenda reflects these steps. For example, a comparative study will be conducted into the terms of employment in the public and semi-public sectors and financial management will be examined. Aruba and the Netherlands are committed to taking the agreed upon steps.

Zoom meeting Prime Minister Evelyn Wever-Croes and Secretary of State Knops about financial aid packageThe implementation agenda is a document that is constantly being refined. This will initially be done quarterly and will be in line with the decision-making in the National Council of Ministers on additional tranches of liquidity support.

State Secretary Knops is pleased that the necessary reforms are now being fleshed out concretely through this implementation agenda. "After the signing of the mutual arrangement, I indicated that the real work is only now beginning. This implementation agenda helps us do this and in this way forms a roadmap with deadlines."

Premier Wever-Croes: "In these challenging times, clarity and concrete agreements are needed. These are now enshrined in the implementation agenda. I believe in Aruba. These are difficult times but we will not break. We are looking to the future. We are looking forward. Together we are strong."

Aruba and the Netherlands signed this agreement on February 1, 2021

In the Following document your will find more information:

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