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Netherlands PM Mark Rutte gifts bicycle to PM Narenadra Modi

A picture shared by Prime Minister Modi on his Twitter account shows him sitting and smiling on the Dutch-made bicycle which was gifted to him by Rutte on Tuesday.


  |  Updated On : June 28, 2017 08:50 PM
Netherlands PM Mark Rutte gifts bicycle to PM Narenadra Modi

Netherlands PM Mark Rutte gifts bicycle to PM Narenadra Modi

The Hague :  

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has received an unusual gift -- a bicycle -- from his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte after the two leaders met in The Hague.

A picture shared by Prime Minister Modi on his Twitter account shows him sitting and smiling on the Dutch-made bicycle which was gifted to him by Rutte on Tuesday.

"Thank you @MinPres @markrutte for the bicycle," Modi tweeted on Wednesday soon after his return from the Netherlands where he held wide-ranging talks with the Dutch prime minister.

In the photo, Rutte was also seen standing beside Modi.Rutte, 50, usually cycles to work.

In the Netherlands, cycling is a way of life. In fact, with 18 million bicycles and just 16 million Dutch inhabitants, there are more bicycles than people, according to the Invest in Holland website.

In a special gesture, Rutt had yesterday tweeted in bothHindi and Dutch languages welcoming Modi and said he was keento meet him at a time when the two countries are celebrating70 years of the establishment of Indo-Dutch diplomatic relations.

Modi returned to New Delhi this morning after concluding a three-nation tour to Portugal, the US and the Netherlands.

First Published: Wednesday, June 28, 2017 08:33 PM


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