Dutch King And Queen Reach India For 5-Day Visit, To Meet PM Modi

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King of The Netherlands, Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived in India for a 5-day visit.

New Delhi:

The King of The Netherlands Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima arrived in India on Sunday for a five-day state visit.

The Royal couple was given a traditional welcome at the airport in New Delhi where several officials lined up to receive them.

This is Willem-Alexander's first state visit to India following his ascension to the throne in 2013.

He will hold meetings with President Ram Nath Kovind and Prime Minister Narendra Modi. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar is also expected to meet the Dutch King.

Apart from attending official programmes in Delhi, the King and the Queen will also visit Mumbai and Kerala.

The royal couple will attend the inaugural session of 25th Technology Summit in New Delhi. The Netherlands is the partner country for this summit.

India and The Netherlands have a bilateral trade turnover of $12.87 billion (2018-2019). The Netherlands is the 5th largest investor in India with a cumulative investment of $23 billion between 2000 and 2017.

The Netherlands is home to a 235,000 strong Indian diaspora, the largest in mainland Europe. The visit is expected to boost economic and political cooperation between the two countries.

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