FMO proceeded in 2017 to strengthen its relationships with Dutch stakeholders. These include the State of the Netherlands, Dutch civil society and Dutch businesses. In particular, in the field of sustainability, engagements were intense. Discussions around FMO’s Human Rights, Land Governance and Gender Position Statements were well received. As Supervisory Board, we engaged most intensely with the Dutch Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Foreign Affairs. We particularly focused on FMO’s new strategy in these discussions, requesting their feedback on options and choices made. In addition, we have engaged with the State of the Netherlands on Invest-NL.