Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Geneva Switzerland

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Permanent Representation of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Geneva

31-33 Avenue Giuseppe-Motta
1202 Genève

+41 (0)22 748 18 00

July 25, 2014 Last Wednesday was a National Day of Mourning for the people and the Government of The Netherlands. A day also to start to bring the bodies of our fellow citizens and other nationals home in peace and pay our respects after the terrible fate they suffered on board Malaysian flight MH17. The show of support from the international community is nothing short of amazing. Every signature in the condolence registry; every kind word on social media; and every shared tear let us know we are not alone in this tragedy. Saying “thank you” seems inadequate, but please know that the gratitude of a nation is reflected in these simple words: Thank you. The condolence registry at the Permanent Mission in Geneva is now closed but the online registry remains available: (Dutch) and (English).

July 18, 2014 The Netherlands is deeply shocked by the terrible air disaster involving flight MH17. We moun all those who were on board, whatever their nationality. Our thoughts are with their loved ones, friends, colleagues and acquaintances. The Dutch government is doing all it can to gain clarity for the victim's families as swiftly as possible. The Netherlands is pressing for an independent and transparent international investigation and calls on all those involved to provide full and immediate cooperation. A crisis team has been set up at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in The Hague. You can contact the Ministry on +31 070 348 7770.