Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders to visit India; trade, education to be discussed

Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Bert Koenders will arrive here on Tuesday to hold talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on ways to ramp up bilateral cooperation in a range of areas, including trade and investment, water and education.

PTI May 07, 2017 17:28:44 IST
Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders to visit India; trade, education to be discussed

New Delhi: Foreign Minister of the Netherlands Bert Koenders will arrive here on Tuesday to hold talks with External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj on ways to ramp up bilateral cooperation in a range of areas, including trade and investment, water and education.

Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders to visit India trade education to be discussed

Sushma Swaraj. PTI

Swaraj and Koenders will deliberate on the entire gamut of bilateral issues on Tuesday during which they are likely to identify areas for expanding cooperation.

"Looking forward to meet Mr Bert Koenders, Foreign Minister of Netherlands - the land of Tulips. @DutchMFA," Swaraj tweeted.

On his part, the Dutch foreign minister said he was happy to be visiting India and that the Netherlands would like to boost cooperation with the country in several areas, including technology and water.

Relations between India and the Netherlands have largely been shaped by engagement in trade and investment. Dutch ships had come calling to Indian ports around 400 years ago.

The Netherlands is today one of India's largest trading partner in the European Union.

During his four-day India visit, Koenders' first destination will be Bengaluru where he will meet Karnataka's Minister for Large and Medium Scale Industries R V Deshpande.

He will also attend an event of the Confederation of Indian Industry.

Updated Date:

also read

Govt must give thrust to reforms, says India Inc
Economy

Govt must give thrust to reforms, says India Inc

&P has lowered India's rating outlook from stable (BBB+) to negative (BBB-).

cloudBuy ties up with Confederation of Indian Industry for online e-commerce gateway
Business

cloudBuy ties up with Confederation of Indian Industry for online e-commerce gateway

The new platform is projected to facilitate transactions worth 3.5 billion Pounds (Rs 35,266.5 crore) over the next five years.

CII, Centre Join Hands On Cloud Computing
Biztech

CII, Centre Join Hands On Cloud Computing

The Confederation of Indian Industry's national IT committee has tied up with the central government for use of cloud computing among SMEs in the country.