U.S. Ambassador to the Kingdom of the Netherlands Timothy R. Broas visited the Dutch
Caribbean this week. Accompanied by U.S. Consul General James Moore, Ambassador
Broas will visit Curaçao, Sint Maarten, St. Eustatius, and Aruba and meet with distinguished
members of government and parliament, and leaders in education, the arts, and the media.
Timothy Broas was nominated by President Barack Obama to be the U.S. Ambassador to the
Kingdom of the Netherlands on January 6, 2014. He was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on
March 13, 2014. Ambassador Broas presented his credentials to His Majesty King WillemAlexander
on March 19, 2014, as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the United
States of America to the Kingdom of the Netherlands.
During his visit to Curaçao, Ambassador Broas met with Governor Lucille George-Wout, Prime
Minister Ivar Asjes, President of Parliament Mike Franco, and several other ministers of the
Prime Minister’s cabinet. Ambassador Broas also met with leaders in education and the arts
who are deepening U.S.-Curaçao collaboration. Examples of collaboration include the
increasing number of students from Curaçao who choose to pursue higher education in the
U.S., a prominent U.S. filmmaker and producer who will be a featured speaker at the Curaçao
International Film Festival Rotterdam, and the Smithsonian Institution’s ongoing collaboration
with the Seaqaurium on deep reef research.
The visit of Ambassador Broas coincides with the 65th anniversary of the Roosevelt House and
the opening of an exhibit to commemorate this unique gift from the people of Curaçao to the
people of the United States.