Dutch PM cuts trade mission to Africa short
Prime Minister Mark Rutte has decided to cut his trade visit to South Africa down to one day, instead of two. The Prime Minister will only be in South Africa on Tuesday, November 17th. The political talks, including a meeting with President Jacob Zuma, have been scheduled for this day. State Secretary Martijn van Dam of Economic Affairs will lead the rest of the trade mission on Wednesday. Rutte made this decision following the attack in Paris this weekend, a spokesperson said to NU. He finds it a better idea to came back to the Netherlands earlier in these circumstances, so that he can be available for any eventual parliamentary debates on the events in France.