Foreign minister Jaishankar to visit the Netherlands from Saturday

New Delhi, Nov 8 (PTI)

External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will visit the Netherlands from November 9 to 11, during which he will hold comprehensive discussion on bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest, according to an official statement.

He will also interact with members of the foreign affairs committee of the House of Representatives of the Dutch Parliament and Dutch dignitaries across the political spectrum, it said.

Jaishankar will meet Dutch foreign minister Stef Blok for comprehensive discussions on bilateral and multilateral issues of mutual interest, the statement issued by the Indian embassy at the Hague said. India and the Netherlands have a long history of friendly bilateral relations going back to more than 400 years, encompassing many areas of shared interest.

The Netherlands is one of the first three countries that established diplomatic relations with independent India in 1947. Both countries have strong economic interests in each other, it said.  The two countries have witnessed a series of high-level exchanges in recent years, the statement said.

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