External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit the Netherlands from November 9 to 11, during which he will hold comprehensive discussion on bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest. He will also interact with members of the foreign affairs committee of the House of Representatives of the Dutch Parliament and Dutch dignitaries across the political spectrum, a statement issued by the Indian embassy at The Hague said.
Jaishankar will meet Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok for comprehensive discussions on bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest. India and the Netherlands have a long history of friendly bilateral relations going back to more than 400 years, encompassing many areas of shared interest.
The Netherlands is one of first three countries that established diplomatic relations with independent India in 1947. Both countries have strong economic interests in each other, it said. The two countries have witnessed series of high-level exchanges in recent years, statement said. The Netherlands was third largest investor in India in FY 2018-2019 with investment worth USD 3.87 billion.
Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima concluded a highly successful State Visit to India from October 14-18. Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands visited India in May 2018 along with a high-level delegation comprising four Cabinet Ministers and the Mayor of the Hague.