Netherlands Foreign Minister Bert Koenders will visit India for a four-day trip starting from May 7 to 9 to strengthen political and economic bilateral ties. Netherlands ranks among India’s top ten trade partners and is a major investor in India in sectors like technology, energy, logistics, financial services and transport. For many decades, India was a recipient of Dutch development aid.
On Sunday, Foreign Minister Bert will arrive at 23:40 p.m. in Bengaluru. In Bengaluru on May 8, Dutch Foreign Minister will hold a meeting with Minister of large and medium scale industries R. V. Despande and announce opening of the new Netherlands Business Support Office to enhance economic ties with India.
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On Tuesday, Dutch minister will meet his Indian counterpart Sushma Swaraj on Tuesday at Jawarharlal Nehru Bhawan. On the theme “The Netherlands, your gateway to Europe,” Minister Koenders will also address a gathering of businessmen, diplomats, organised by the Confederation of Indian Industry in New Delhi.