From 26th September until 5th October 2013 the Netherlands Navy ship HNLMS Rotterdam will visit Ghana as part of the military exercise ?African Winds 2013?.
The HNLMS Rotterdam will not only train African partners but also function as a platform for high level business events in West Africa?s main ports, improving opportunities for African as well as Dutch businesses, thus increasing regional prosperity.
The Netherlands cooperates with international partners, military as well as civil.? The Royal Netherlands Navy has experience cooperating with several agencies, departments and NGO’s like the NABC (Netherlands African Business Council), thus improving effectiveness and contributes to the goals of ?African Winds 2013?.
Through the ?African Winds 2013? deployment the Royal Netherlands Navy and it?s international partners serve worldwide security, at sea and from the sea. The mission statement of the ?African Winds 2013? deployment? therefore is ?3D (defence, development and diplomacy) from the sea?.