MAASTRICHT. The Saudi Arabian government has decided not send any new medical students to Maastricht this year. Whether this also applies to the coming years is not clear. The main problem: the Saudis are against internships outside the Netherlands. The Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, however, feels that this is necessary. Negotiations are taking place at the moment “to find a solution that will suit both parties,” says professor Geertjan Wesseling, co-ordinator of a special taskforce. He believes that the matter has nothing to do with the Saudi’s anger towards the Netherlands about actions carried out by Geert Wilders.