The Dutch team, led by Deputy Prime Minister Wopke Hoekstra, was greeted at the presidential mansion on Saturday, July 1, 2023. The guest book has been signed by the deputy prime minister. After that, there was a chance for an official photograph, then President Santokhi had a private meeting in the Presidential Palace.
Today’s emancipation service was attended by President Santokhi, deputy prime ministers Hoekstra, Ursell Arends, and other top authorities in the EBGS’s Grote Stadskerk. This is in light of Keti Koti’s 160-year history. Hoekstra was also there for the subsequent events on Kwakoeplein.