Ambassador Razdan Duggal traveled to Washington D.C. to join the bilateral meetings between U.S. President Joe Biden, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, and Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke Hoekstra.
Readout of President Joe Biden’s Meeting with Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands:
President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met January 17th with Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands at the White House. The leaders reaffirmed the historic ties and shared values that link our two nations. As strong NATO Allies, they discussed ways to further deepen our cooperation on transatlantic and global issues of mutual interest. They reviewed our steadfast political, security, economic, and humanitarian support for Ukraine in the face of Russia’s brutal war of aggression, including our efforts to hold Russia accountable for its abuses and for the war crimes committed by Russian forces.
The leaders also discussed our growing cooperation on other foreign policy priorities, including our shared vision for a free and open Indo-Pacific. They talked about strengthening democracy, respect for human rights, and the rules-based international order around the world, including as co-hosts of the upcoming second Summit for Democracy. Building on the deep trade and investment partnership between the United States and the Netherlands, the President and Prime Minister discussed the importance of secure supply chains and critical technologies to our national security and economic prosperity.