India and the Netherlands share strong socio-economic and cultural ties: Lok Sabha speaker
Updated: August 22, 2022 3:16 p.m. STI
The Hague [Netherlands]Aug 22 (ANI): Lok Sabha Chairman Om Birla, who is leading an Indian parliamentary delegation to the 65th Commonwealth Parliamentary Conference being held in Halifax, Canada, has arrived in the Netherlands on the first leg of the visit.
On this occasion, Birla called the President of the Senate of the Netherlands, Professor (Dr.) Jan Anthonie Bruijn in the Netherlands.
The two leaders exchanged views on enhancing parliamentary cooperation and expanding economic and cultural relations between India and the Netherlands and on several other issues of common concern.
Birla also addressed members of the Surinamese-Indian community. Speaking on the occasion, he said that India and the Netherlands share strong political, economic and cultural ties.
Mentioning the contributions of the Indian diaspora in the Netherlands, Birla added that the Indian community in the Netherlands strengthens the economy and society through their dedication, expertise and professionalism.
Observing that they act as a bridge between the two historically close countries, Birla expressed hope that the visit would go a long way in enhancing the close and cordial relations between India and the Netherlands.
Later, speaking at the dinner hosted by the Indian Embassy at India House, Birla highlighted India’s growing stature in the concert of nations. He also spoke about socio-economic progress in India and the relevance of start-ups and innovation. Shri Birla urged the Indian Diaspora to take advantage of India’s growth story.
Earlier, Birla visited the Sewa Dham Hindu Center in The Hague and offered prayers. He also offered a Ganesha idol to the Hindu center Seva Dham temple as a sign of respect.
The delegation traveled to Toronto, Canada and then to Halifax today. (ANI)