Holiday and Chopin discuss cooperation at first meetingPOSTED: 12/23/11 1:26 PM
Governor drs Eugene Holiday and the new Préfet for St. Martin Philippe Chopin pose for a handout photo after Thursday’s meeting at the governor’s office on Falcon Drive.
St. Maarten – Cooperation between the Dutch and the French side was the main discussion point at the first meeting between Governor drs Eugene Holiday and the new Préfet for St. Martin Philippe Chopin at the first meeting on Thursday. The discussions were held in the governor’s office on Falcon Drive as part of a schedule of introductory meetings Chopin is having with regional counterparts and counterparts on Dutch St. Maarten.
“This meeting is important in light of the fact that, as I have stated previously, we live in a global community and even more so on a shared island, one island. By transforming our harmonious brotherly existence in real and concrete cooperation, we will be able to realize, secure and sustain our island’s maximum potential. In my meeting with the Préfet, I have reiterated this personal belief andthe importance of joint Dutch-French cooperation,” Holiday stated in a release on the meeting.
The governor also used the meeting to express his appreciation for Chopin’s visit and to “wish him much success in his new post.”