The Hague: India and the Netherlands are on the same page on several global issues, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at The Hague on Tuesday.
"Today the world is interdependent, inter-connected. It is natural that we will be discussing not only bilateral issues but also a slew of global issues," Mr Modi said in a joint statement issued with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte.
Noting that the year 2017 marks the 70th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, Mr Modi stressed on strengthening the people-to-people contact through Indian diaspora in the Netherlands.
He said the Indian diaspora are the links and bridge between the people of two countries. Prime Minister Modi is set to address them later in the day.
"In the last three years, the Netherlands has emerged as the third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI). It is a natural partner in our needs and priorities for economic development," Prime Minister Narendra Modi said.
He hoped that the chief executives of Dutch companies will continue to have a positive outlook about India.
Prime Minister Modi also said he was looking forward to meeting the King and the Queen of the Netherlands.