Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Foreign Minister Wobke Hoekstra will head to Washington, D.C. next week to meet US President Joe Biden for the first time at the White House.
The two are expected to discuss the war in Ukraine and economic relations between the two countries. Broadcaster NOS report.
Since taking office in 2021, Biden has strengthened ties with the European Union, including working together to aid Ukraine in the war. Rutte has previously said the United States and the Netherlands have a “special relationship”.
by financial timesDutch ministers also plan to discuss with US officials a ban on technology exports to China.
The United States has been pressuring the Netherlands to ban the export of ASML chip-making machinery to China.
Rutte’s last visit to the White House was in 2019, when Donald Trump was still in office. The two leaders had met the year before, and Rutte’s infamous “no” to the reality TV star-turned-politician during talks over a trade deal prompted Trump to criticize Dutch outspokenness. led to headlines that people began to experience
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