Organisation - December 14, 2017

Minister pays a call

Albert Sikkema

Minister Sigrid Kaag of Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation visited WUR on 7 December. She was given a guided tour of the plant science research at Unifarm, and she talked to WUR president Louise Fresco.

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The D66 minister was keen to show her face in Wageningen, which has ‘a great name in the world’, she says. For the coming years she is targeting the UN’s sustainable development goals. She and Fresco sought a ‘shared vision on the world’ with a view to achieving those goals and establishing a form of development cooperation in which government, research institutions and companies work together.