Dutch Foreign Minister to arrive today for four-day India visit

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], May 7 (ANI): 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. 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. (ANI)