Our new secretary Nico Schoenmakers had an inspiring meeting with the Dutch ambassador Wouter Jurgens in February 2020. At the embassy in the former capital, Yangon, they spoke extensively about the country, the culture and the support of the Dutch government for agriculture and business. This is done to achieve sustainable economic growth and to improve the human rights situation. The Netherlands believes that a combination of a critical attitude and support is the right balance to strengthen democracy. The ambassador listened carefully to the project stories and gave some good advice.