Together with D66 Member of Parliament Rob Jetten, MEP Samira Rafaela visited the islands of Curaçao, Sint Maarten, Sint Eustatius and Saba from 21 February to 1 March. The purpose of the visit was to make contacts, get to know different stakeholders and explore the priorities and challenges of the islands. For MEP Rafaela this was important in the context of her strategic goal with the OCT portfolio to seek synergy with the needs of the islands and the EU funds available for this. With the choice of a young team, the delegation also wanted to focus on a renewed vision for young parliamentarians within the Kingdom. The delegation hopes that this is a step in the direction of an improved relationship within the Kingdom.