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Netherlands Queen Maxima Arrives In India For Four-Day Visit

A few days after the Prime Minister of the Netherlands visited India, now Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrives here for a four-day trip, as per the Ministry of External Affairs.

On the first day of her visit, Queen met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the Prime Minister’s Office.

The Queen is schedule to participate in a meeting with the development partners in the United Nations House, followed by a meeting with the co-founder and Governing Council Member of iSpirit Sharad Sharma.

She will then meet Vice-Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of NITI Aayog Rajiv Kumar and Amitabh Kant respectively at the NITI Aayog at noon.

During Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s visit to India, the former became an official partner of the International Solar Alliance.

The two Prime Ministers also discussed multiple agreements in various fields including the Clean Ganga mission and providing assistance to Kanpur and Unnao-based leather industries to help to adopt eco-friendly technologies and promote water conservation by following efficient agriculture practices in the sugarcane industry of Uttar Pradesh.

Earlier Prime Minister Rutte took part in the Indo-Dutch CEO Forum held here. According to a release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs, Indian Netherlands have a bilateral trade worth USD 5.39 billion.

For the period 2000 to December 2017, the Netherlands is India’s 5th largest investor with cumulative investment of USD 23 billion.

Apart from this, the country has the highest home of 2,35,000 Indians in Europe’s mainland.

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