ann16048 — Announcement

Dutch Foreign Minister Visits Paranal

18 July 2016

The Foreign Minister of the Netherlands, HE Bert Koenders has visited ESO’s observatory at Paranal in Chile, home of the Very Large Telescope. Mr Koenders was accompanied by the Netherlands Ambassador to Chile, HE Marion S. Kappeyne van de Coppello, and the Netherlands government delegate on the ESO Council, Mirjam Lieshout-Vijverberg. They were welcomed to Paranal by ESO Director General Tim de Zeeuw, Andreas Kaufer and Jasna Razmilic.

At the end of a very informative visit, Mr Koenders said: “It is impressive to be in the middle of the Atacama desert, the driest place on Earth, and to see a unique result of European collaboration. The Netherlands Research School for Astronomy works closely with ESO. I am proud that the idea for this unique project was born 62 years ago in Leiden”.

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ESO Public Information Officer
Garching bei München, Germany
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Cell: +49 151 1537 3591
Email: rhook@eso.org

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HE Bert Koenders in the control room at Paranal
HE Bert Koenders in the control room at Paranal
Netherlands Foreign Minister visits Paranal
Netherlands Foreign Minister visits Paranal