Dutch premiere arrives in New Delhi; to hold talks with PM Modi

Ahead of the visit, a Dutch delegation comprising officials as well as business and institution leaders arrived in New Delhi

On a two day visit to India, Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte arrived in New Delhi on Thursday.

The Dutch leader’s agenda is a bilateral summit with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and a visit also to Indian Space Research Organization.

Ahead of the visit, a Dutch delegation comprising officials as well as business and institution leaders arrived in New Delhi.

According to an External Affairs Ministry statement, over 230 business delegates representing 130 companies have registered to join the trade mission accompanying Rutte to India.

“The companies joining the trade mission represent the agrifood, horticulture, logistics, education, smart cities, water, health and life sciences, IT, and maritime sectors,” the statement said, adding that the India-Dutch CEOs forum will be held in New Delhi.

Later in the day, PM Rutte is also scheduled to participate in a Clean Ganga event as well as a start-up event in New Delhi.

PM Rutte will depart for Bengaluru later tonight, where he is scheduled to visit ISRO campus to showcase the cooperation between Netherlands and India in the field of space.

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