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Dutch Government, Embassies and Politicians

We hold regular discussions with politicians and Government policy workers. FMO participates in policy meetings with the Ministries of Foreign Affairs, Economic Affairs and Finance on a regular basis. These cover several topics, including the role of the Dutch Government as shareholder and the funds we manage on its behalf. FMO also organizes visits for Members of Parliament and their staff to discuss FMO’s role in social issues in the countries we invest in. In addition, we send a biannual newsletter to the Dutch embassies around the world, providing an overview of FMO’s highlights.

This year the Facility Emerging Markets (Faciliteit Opkomende Markten, FOM) celebrated its 20th anniversary. To mark this special occasion, FMO and the Ministry of Economic Affairs, Agriculture and Innovation organized a seminar for Dutch small and medium enterprise clients. The event was held on October 25, 2012 in Rotterdam and was well attended.