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Prime Minister welcomes Dutch PM

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The Prime Minister has welcomed Dutch PM Mark Rutte to Downing Street for bilateral talks.

The two leaders discussed a range of issues including the European budget and Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister noted that Holland was the second largest inward investor into the UK and that both nations were in favour of expanding free trade agreements through the Doha round of negotiations.

Prime Minister Rutte spoke of the relationship between the UK and the Netherlands as being traditionally “very strong and very solid”.