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Willem-Alexander & Máxima in India: State Visit Day Three Diary


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His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima have been invited for a state visit to India by President Ram Nath Kovind. The visit will take place from 14 October until 18 October. The state visit will focus on the good relations between India and The Netherlands. Special attention will be paid to water technology, maritime developments, health, sustainable agriculture, social initiatives and cultural heritage. Here’s what to expect from the third day:

On the third day of the state visit, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will visit Mumbai. They will visit Tiny Miracles – an organisation aimed at creating durable jobs and providing healthcare and education to employees to help those from the poorer neighbourhoods of Mumbai get out of poverty and become self-sufficient. In the afternoon the royal couple will visit the NFIA High-Level Discussion where several Indian businesses and investors will speak about investing in The Netherlands. They will also visit the Indo-Dutch Port Forum – which focusses on the cooperation between Dutch and Indian harbours, harbour companies and development.

After this, the King and Queen will attend the opening of the “Indo-Dutch Interactions in the time of Rembrandt” exhibition at the Chhatrapati Shivaji Museum, which has several loans from the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam.

In the evening, they will receive Dutch people living in India, and the day will end with a short visit to the Gateway of India.