Netherlands PM Mark Rutte greets PM Modi in Hindi; Modi responds in Dutch
New Delhi, June 5: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Netherlands counterpart Mark Rutte greeted each other on Friday in a unique manner on social media.
While Modi welcomed Rutte, who is currently visiting India, in Dutch, the latter responded in Hindi on twitter, a release issued here said.
नमस्ते भारत! मैं आपके सुंदर और जीवंत देश में आकर बहुत खुश हूं। अपनी यात्रा और प्रधानमंत्री @narendramodi से भेंट को लेकर उत्साहित हूं।— Minister-president (@MinPres) June 5, 2015
Delhi: Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of the Netherlands meets PM Narendra Modi. pic.twitter.com/fIi8p3X2Mz— ANI (@ANI_news) June 5, 2015
Rutte also tweeted some pictures of the hockey World Cup match between the two nations in 1973, a statue of Mahatama Gandhi in Amsterdam and Holi celebrations in Hague.
Rutte, who will be in India on June 5 and 6, will hold talks with Modi on various issues. He is accompanied by Foreign Trade Minister Lilianne Ploumen and Agriculture Minister Sharon Dijksma, as also a large business delegation.