On the morning of Tuesday, September 16, the Consul General of the Netherlands in Miami, Ms. Nathalie Olijslager and, and Honorary Consul General of the Netherlands in Houston, Mr. Jos Wellink, visited the City of Houston for a courtesy visit with Chief Development Officer, Mr. Andy Icken. Consul General Olijslager was in Houston to introduce Mr. Wellink in his new roll as Honorary Consul General. Mr. Wellink, Vice President of Van Oord Offshore USA, was appointed to the position in July and has been actively engaged in his new duties since then. During Mr. Wellink’s first official visit to the City Hall as the Honorary Consul, he and Consul General Olijslager had the opportunity to meet with Mr. Icken to reinforce the already strong ties between Houston and the Netherlands and detail their goals for furthering the relationship between the regions moving forward. Honorary Consul Wellink can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mayor Parker recently visited the Netherlands as part of a trade mission, where she visited with local government leaders, including the Vice Mayor of Amsterdam, Abdelluheb Choho, and the Netherlands Minister of Infrastructure and Environment. While in the Netherlands, Mayor Parker and the rest of the trade mission learned valuable flood mitigation techniques. To see photos of the Mayor’s visit to the Netherlands, please visit our Facebook page here.