STANDARD BUSINESS India, Netherlands to strengthen ties


  • India and the Netherlands discussed ways to strengthen bilateral political and economic ties, including boosting cooperation at the United Nations.


  • The two countries held Foreign Office Consultations with the Indian side led by A Gitesh Sarma, Secretary (West), Ministry of External Affairs.
  • Johanna (Yoka) Brandt, Secretary General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, lead the Dutch delegation.
  • India and the Netherlands share a multi-faceted relationship.
  • The two nations used the dialogue exchange as an opportunity to review the entire extent of bilateral relations, including political, economic, commercial, scientific and cultural cooperation.
  • They exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues, including cooperation at the United Nations and other international forum.
  • India welcomed the participation of the Netherlands as the partner country for the 25th edition of the CII-DST Tech Summit scheduled to be held in New Delhi in October 2019.
  • The two nations also underlined the importance of sustaining exchanges at all levels, including the high level.
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