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Dutch PM to visit India to boost bilateral ties

The Hague: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will go to India on a two-day visit in June, accompanied by Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen and Minister for Economic Affairs Sharon Dijksma

IANS [ Updated: April 08, 2015 20:34 IST ]
dutch pm to visit india to boost bilateral ties
dutch pm to visit india to boost bilateral ties

The Hague: Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will go to India on a two-day visit in June, accompanied by Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen and Minister for Economic Affairs Sharon Dijksma besides a trade delegation, it was announced here on Wednesday.


The visit on June 5-6 is aimed at further strengthening political and economic ties between the Netherlands and India, a Dutch foreign ministry statement said.

The Netherlands is India's fourth largest trade partner in the European Union (EU), and one of the top five investors in the country. In recent years, the value of bilateral trade has risen to more than six billion euros (around $6.5 billion), it said.

There are many opportunities in India for Dutch companies, especially in agriculture and horticulture, water, healthcare and sports infrastructure, the statement noted.

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