NEW DELHI, AUG 29, 2022
Queen Máxima of the Netherlands called on President Droupadi Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan here on Monday and they discussed about deepening of bilateral ties between India and the Netherlands.
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, according to a statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
President Murmu said 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.
Queen Máxima appreciated the progress made in India in this direction in the last few years.
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.
Queen Máxima is visiting India from August 29 to 31, 2022, in her official capacity as United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate (UNSGSA) for Inclusive Finance for Development and G20 GPFI Honorary Patron.