Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, who is on a three-day visit to India, called on President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi Monday.
The Queen arrived in New Delhi on Monday on a three-day visit to the country as United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate (UNSGSA) for Inclusive Finance for Development and G20 GPFI Honorary Patron.
According to the President's Secretariat statement, the two leaders discussed about the deepening of the bilateral relations between India and the Netherlands,
The President noted that the ‘Strategic Partnership on Water’ launched during the India-Netherlands Virtual Summit in April 2021 and several other dimensions of bilateral relations have witnessed further strengthening in recent years.
The two leaders also discussed in detail several aspects of universal financial inclusion which has been one of the main agenda of the Government of India.
The President said that the Government of India is committed to connect every Indian with formal banking channels through various means and to ensure that the benefits provided by the government reach the last mile and the intended beneficiary without any pilferage, according to the release.
Queen Máxima appreciated the progress made in India in this direction in the last few years, the release added.
The recent State visit of former President Ram Nath Kovind in April 2022 to the Netherlands was fondly recalled during the meeting.