The Netherlands and India have on Thursday exchanged their bilateral cooperation in several sectors, including cultural, political and economic ties, as well as multilateral and regional issues, including cooperation at international fora and the United Nations.
According to ANI news reports, the two sides held foreign office consultation in New Delhi. The Indian team of the delegation was led by the ministry of external affairs, secretary, A Gitesh Sarma, and the Netherland delegation was led by secretary general Johanna Brandt, the ministry of foreign affairs, according to an official statement by MEA.
It stated: “India and the Netherlands share a multifaced relationship. Both countries used this opportunity to review the entire gamut of bilateral relations, including political, economic, commercial, scientific and cultural cooperation.”
India-Netherlands Foreign Office Consultations held today. Led by Secretary West, Shri A. Gitesh Sarma, MEA & Secretary General Ms Johanna Brandt @DutchMFA. Both sides reviewed cooperation in political, economic, commercial, scientific & cultural spheres https://t.co/w7XQxp0Wlo pic.twitter.com/zWyO0C2j4i
— Raveesh Kumar (@MEAIndia) April 11, 2019
The MEA statement further added that two sides also exchanged views on regional and multilateral issues, including cooperation at the United Nations and other international fora.
India has welcomed the participation of the Dutch side as the partner nation for the 25th edition of the CII-DST tech summit which was scheduled to take place in October this year in New Delhi.
The MEA statement added both sides underlined the importance of sustaining exchanges at all levels, including high level.