'India welcomes you, Mark Rutte': Narendra Modi tweets in Dutch ahead of talks with Netherlands PM

Narendra Modi welcomed his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte to India and said he looks forward to holding talks with him later in the day.

PTI May 24, 2018 13:51:52 IST
'India welcomes you, Mark Rutte': Narendra Modi tweets in Dutch ahead of talks with Netherlands PM

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday welcomed his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte to India and said he looks forward to holding talks with him later in the day.

Rutte's visit comes within a year of Modi's trip to the Netherlands in June, 2017.

"India welcomes you Prime Minister Rutte. I look forward to our talks today," Modi tweeted in English and Dutch.

Earlier, Rutte had tweeted in Hindi saying he is happy to be in beautiful India.

"India and the Netherlands have shared close relations for the past 70 years which have strengthened over the passage of time. Eager to meet Narendra Modi," he wrote on Twitter.

Rutte arrived in New Delhi on Thursday on a two-day visit to India.

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