Celebrating the 375th Anniversary of the Treaty of Concordia: A History of Unity and Cooperation
On Thursday, March 23, 2023, the Mount of Accords border was the site of a commemorative ceremony to celebrate the 375th anniversary of the Treaty of Concordia. This treaty, which seals the cooperation between France and the Netherlands on the island of St. Maarten, is a symbol of sustainability and success. The day was marked by readings, speeches, songs and dances that moved the assembly present.
A ceremony rich in emotions and symbols
The ceremony began with the reading of the nine articles of the Treaty of Concordia in French and English, highlighting the importance of cooperation between the two parts of the island. The national anthems and the Unity Song were performed with emotion by local artists, underlining the attachment of the inhabitants to this shared history.
The speeches of the political representatives emphasized the importance of mutual aid and collaboration between the two parts of the island. The Prime Minister of Sint Maarten, Silveria Jacobs, recalled that it “makes sense to work together”, while Louis Mussington, President of the Collectivity, stressed that the Treaty of Concordia is a “symbol of sustainability and success”.
Moving and symbolic artistic performances
The ceremony was also marked by artistic performances, with choreography and poems celebrating the unity and cooperation between the two parts of the island. Sashaun Prince’s choreography of “Island Anthem” and Indisu’s dance setting of the poem “Unity” were particularly moving to the audience.
The duo of Natisha Hanson and Benjamin Bell, performing “Saint-Martin is my home”, closed the ceremony in style, leaving the assembly touched by this special day for the island of Saint-Martin.
The 375th anniversary of the Treaty of Concordia was celebrated with emotion and pride, reminding residents and officials of the importance of unity and cooperation between the two parts of the island. Artistic performances and speeches underlined the attachment of the inhabitants to this shared history and the will to continue working together for a common and prosperous future.
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