PM Modi congratulates Dutch counterpart for successful 4th term in office
PM Mark Rutte along with Dutch King Willem-Alexander sworn-in a new ruling coalition on Monday.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday extended his best wishes to Netherlands Prime Minister, Mark Rutte for a successful fourth term in office.
In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Congratulations to my dear friend Prime Minister @markrutte and best wishes for a successful fourth term in office. Confident that we will together advance the wide-ranging partnership between India and the Netherlands to new heights.”
His remarks came after PM Rutte along with Dutch King Willem-Alexander sworn-in a new ruling coalition on Monday.
The new Dutch government has outlined a number of initiatives aimed at combating climate change and the coronavirus epidemic.
Earlier in 2020, Netherlands announced Indo-Pacific guidelines that identify India as a crucial partner.
On Monday, at least 10 months after the general elections in March 2021, the Dutch coalition government took their oaths at the Royal Palace Noordeinde in The Hague.
PM Rutte's People's Party for Freedom and Democracy (VVD) party emerged as the winner in the March elections with 34 seats out of 150 at the House of Representatives, followed by 24 seats by Democrats Party D66.
The parties jointly reached an agreement on December 13 last year to form a coalition, at least 299 days since the public polls.