Looking forward to taking the relations forward, PM Modi congratulated Dutch Prime Minister Dick Schoof in this manner

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PM Modi posted on Twitter and said that he looks forward to working together to advance India-Netherlands partnership, including in the areas of renewable energy, water management, agriculture, mobility, new and emerging technologies.

Hours after the new Dutch government was sworn in at the Huis Ten Bosch Palace, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the newly elected Netherlands Prime Minister Dick Schoof on assuming office. In a post on microblogging site X, PM Modi said that he is looking forward to furthering India-Netherlands bilateral ties in several areas. Looking forward to working together to further the India-Netherlands partnership, including in the areas of renewable energy, water management, agriculture, mobility, new and emerging technologies, PM Modi posted on X.

Earlier on Tuesday, more than seven months after elections dominated by a far-right, anti-Islam party, a new Dutch government was sworn in on a promise to impose strict new limits on immigration. Speaking to news agency AP after the swearing-in, Prime Minister Dick Schoof said he saw the biggest threat to the Netherlands coming from the “east.”

For the first time, the Netherlands has a new prime minister in 14 years, as Dutch King Willem-Alexander swore in the country’s new government and Schoof took over from long-serving Prime Minister Mark Rutte. Schoof, the former head of the Dutch intelligence agency and counter-terrorism office, signed the official royal decree at the Huis Ten Bosch palace on Tuesday. The 67-year-old was formally sworn in along with 15 other ministers who are part of the country’s right-wing coalition.

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