Dutch FM to visit India to discuss cooperation

“India is an important global player. Especially now, in the current geopolitical climate, it is crucial to intensify contacts with India,” said Hoekstra. [EPA-EFE/BART MAAT]

Foreign Minister Wopke Hoekstra will be the first Dutch minister to join the annual Raisina Dialogue in Delhi on Tuesday to discuss cooperation on tackling current global challenges, the government stated.

Every year, foreign ministers, politicians, business, and civil society members participate in the conference to discuss matters such as geopolitics and geoeconomics.

“India is an important global player. Especially now, in the current geopolitical climate, it is crucial to intensify contacts with India,” said Hoekstra.

“We face major challenges in the areas of security, the international legal order and climate change. Collaboration is of great importance to be able to meet these challenges,” he added.

In addition to the conference, the minister plans to create a ‘law of the sea’ event with India to highlight the importance of international maritime law.

Hoekstra will also meet his Indian counterpart Subrahmanyam Jaishankar to discuss cooperation in the Indo-Pacific region and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the government’s website also stated.

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