Ladies and Gentlemen,
I bring you warm greetings from Sint Maarten. It is truly good to see and welcome all of you for this reception. And particularly, to see several persons and representatives of organizations who, over the years, have been positive partners of Sint Maarten.
This evening I shall, in keeping with the theme, share some remarks with you on building partnerships of cooperation for socio-economic sustainability.
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
A brief survey of some of the defining characteristics of Sint Maarten show, that the people of Sint Maarten have a long history of collaboration and