Dutch PM's visit to deepen ties with India

The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will be visiting India on June 5-6.

Dutch PM's visit to deepen ties with India

World Bulletin / News Desk

The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte will be on an official visit to India on June 5-6, accompanied by Foreign Trade and Development Minister Lilianne Ploumen and Agriculture Minister Sharon Dijksma, with the aim of bossting ties between the two countries.

The ministers will be joined by a delegation representing more than 80 Dutch companies and knowledge institutions, lead by Hans de Boer, president of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers.

The trade mission will visit the cities of Delhi and Mumbai. It will expand existing relations with Indian companies and make new contacts through company visits, meetings with entrepreneurs and a closing dinner.

The ministers will also meet with  Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi aimed at further strengthening political and economic ties between India and the Netherlands.

The Netherlands is India's fourth largest trading partner in the European Union (EU) and one of the top five investors in the country. Trade between the two countries has increased in recent years to almost six billion euros ($6.6 billion).

 Dutch companies in India will be able to take advantage of trad deals in agriculture and horticulture, water, health care and sports infrastructure, the foreign ministry statement noted.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 02 Haziran 2015, 15:09