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Netherlands PM on two-day visit to India from Thursday

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

of the will visit on May 24 and 25 with an aim to boost the economic and political cooperation between the two countries.

Rutte's visit comes within a year of Narendra Modi's visit to the European nation.

It will be Rutte's second visit to since June 2015 but the first after being re-elected as in 2017.

"The visit is expected to boost the economic and political cooperation between and the Netherlands," the said in a statement.

It said would be accompanied by a high-level delegation comprising deputy prime minister, minister for foreign trade and development cooperation, minister for infrastructure and water management, and

In addition, about 231 business delegates representing 130 companies had registered to join the accompanying to India, the MEA said.

Besides the official engagements here, Rutte is likely to visit Bengaluru.

India and the have a bilateral trade of USD 5.39 billion and they are likely to focus on increasing it further.

The is the fifth largest investor in India with a cumulative investment of USD 23 billion from 2000 to Dec 2017.

is also home to a 2,35,000-strong Indian diaspora, the largest in mainland

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First Published: Fri, May 18 2018. 19:45 IST