Dr. Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation

PM’s speech at the India-Netherlands Virtual Summit

  • Excellency, Greetings and thank you very much for sharing your thoughts. Your party has achieved its fourth consecutive major victory under your leadership.
  • I had immediately congratulated you on Twitter for the same, but today as we are meeting up virtually, I wish to take this opportunity to congratulate you once again and wish you all the best!
  • Excellency, Our relations are based on shared values ​​like democracy and the rule of law. Our approach towards global challenges like climate change, terrorism, pandemics is also the same.
  • Convergence is also emerging on our thoughts about new areas like Indo-Pacific resilient supply chains and Global Digital Governance.
  • Today, we will give a new dimension to this bond with our Strategic Partnership on Water. The establishment of a fast track mechanism for promoting investment will also add new momentum to our strong economic cooperation.
  • I am confident that in the post-Covid period many new opportunities will open up in which like-minded countries like ours can increase mutual cooperation.
  • Excellency, The visit of Their Majesties to India in 2019 has given a boost to India-Netherlands relations.
  • I believe that today our Virtual Summit will add further momentum to the relations. Excellency, Just as you mentioned about the Indian diaspora,
  • It is true that a large number of people of Indian origin are living there in Europe, but I want to express my heartfelt gratitude to you for the care and concern that you have shown to the people of Indian origin in this corona period.
  • In this pandemic. We will also get the opportunity to discuss various issues during the COP-26 as well as the India-EU summit with the European Union.