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 second day:
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima will start the second day of the state visit by visiting the 25th edition of the India Tech Summit, of which The Netherlands is a partner. The summit will host around 150 Dutch companies and initiatives who are working with India where it concerns water, food and health. Both Prime Minister Modi and King Willem-Alexander will hold a speech. After the official opening, they will tour the summit, where demos will be held and the royal couple will meet with entrepreneurs.
Later that day, they will visit a public school where they will focus on the “Go-Girls-Go” project. This project supports girls by helping them finish their secondary education and moving towards vocational education. The project – in which boys are also involved – contributes towards fighting violence against girls. The visit will also focus on the students’ involvement with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
The last part of the day will be spent at the Safdarjung Mausoleum where the King and Queen will meet 50 Indian alumni who studied in The Netherlands.