PM Modi speaks with Dutch counterpart Rutte, discusses situation in Ukraine
Prime Minister Modi informed Prime Minister Rutte about the progress in evacuation of Indian citizens from conflict areas
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday spoke with Netherlands Prime Minister Mark Rutte and discussed the ongoing situation in Ukraine and shared concerns over the continuing humanitarian situation in the war-torn nation.
Prime Minister Modi reiterated India’s consistent appeal for cessation of hostilities and a return to the path of dialogue and diplomacy, said a statement of the Ministry of External Affairs providing details about the conversation.
The Prime Minister welcomed the ongoing talks between Russia and Ukraine, and hoped for an early resolution, it added.
Prime Minister Modi informed Prime Minister Rutte about the progress in evacuation of Indian citizens from conflict areas, and India’s assistance in the form of urgent relief supplies, including medicines for the affected populations, the statement mentioned.
The Indian Prime Minister recalled his Virtual Summit with Prime Minister Rutte in April 2021 and expressed his desire to receive Prime Minister Rutte in India at an early date.
In April last year, PM Modi and PM Mark Rutte had held a Virtual Summit.
The two leaders had a detailed review of the entire spectrum of bilateral relationship and agreed on instituting a ‘Strategic Partnership on Water’ to further deepen the Indo-Dutch cooperation in the water related sector and elevate the ongoing official level engagement on water to the ministerial level.
India and the Netherlands have strong political, economic & commercial relations, and various sectoral co-operations.
This year, India and the Netherlands are commemorating the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries.