Dutch Foriegn Minister to visit India on Nov 24

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New Delhi, Nov 20 (UNI) Netherlands' Minister for Foreign Trade Frank Heemskerk will be visiting India from November 24-30 to strengthen bilateral economic ties with India for finding good cooperative partners and promoting the Netherlands as a suitable country for Indian companies to set up business.

Mr Heemskerk will lead a economic mission to India that is taking place in collaboration with the five major cities of the Netherlands like Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Hague, Utrecht and Eindhoven.

He will be accompanied by representatives from seventy enterprises and thirteen educational institutions. Besides those representing international businesses, the delegation also includes a large number of entrepreneurs from small and medium sized enterprises.

The business mission will be led by chairman of the Netherlands' Federation for SME's Loek Hermans.

The visit is also expected to help Dutch companies promote their expertise, especially in the areas of IT, biotechnology, infrastructure/logistics and the medical sector.

During the visit, the Dutch enterprises and educational institutions will be networking with potential Indian partners.

Mr Heemskerk will visit the national capital, Bangalore and Mumbai. At the same time, part of the delegation will visit Hyderabad and Chennai.

During the visit meetings will take place with the Commerce and Industry Minister Kamal Nath, Science and Technology Minister Kapil Sibal, Finance Minister P Chidambaram and Telecom Minister A Raja.

The Minister for Foreign Trade will also visit companies such as LogicaCMG, Infosys, the Philips Innovation Campus and the port of Mumbai.


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