External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will be visiting the Netherlands from 9 to 11 November. During this time he will hold detailed discussions on bilateral and multilateral issues of common interest. Jaishankar will interact with members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Representative in the Parliament of the Netherlands and meet with high officials of various political parties. According to a statement issued by the Indian Embassy in The Hague, Jaishankar will hold detailed discussions on bilateral and multilateral issues of common interest with his Netherlands counterpart Steph Block.
Friendly bilateral relations between India and the Netherlands have a history of more than 400 years. In 1947, Netherlands was one of the first three countries to establish diplomatic relations with independent India. The statement said that both countries are interested in each other with economic interests. There have been high level visits from both countries in recent years. King William-Alexander and Queen McGima visited India on a state visit from 14 to 18 October. His tour was very successful. Earlier in May 2018, Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte was here. Neerland was the third largest investor for India in the financial year 2018-19. He invested $ 3.87 billion here.