Dutch Prime Minister heads to Luxembourg
(ADW) The Prime Minister of the Netherlands, Mark Rutte, will pay a visit to Luxembourg on Wednesday for bilateral discussions with Xavier Bettel as well as the handing over of of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union to the Netherlands in 2016.
Accompanying Mark Rutte will be the Dutch Minister of Security and Justice Ard van der Steur and the day will begin with a welcome of military honours on Place Clairefontaine at 10.45 am.
A head-to-head meeting begins in earnest after that between the two prime ministers at Hôtel de Bourgogne. On the agenda for discussion will be major European political issues as well as the work Luxembourg is carrying out as the current holder of the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Netherlands will be the next country to take over the presidency in the first half of 2016.
A working lunch will then follow and this time Deputy Prime Minister Etienne Schneider will join them as well as Minister of Justice Felix Braz, Minister of Sustainable Development and Infrastructure François Bausch, and Finance Minister Pierre Gramegna.
Also in the days proceedings another meeting between Dutch Security Minister Ard van der Steur will take place with his Luxembourg counterpart Felix Braz.
The busy schedule with then move over to the Grand Ducal palace where the Dutch contingent will meet with Grand Duke Henri.
One last meeting of the day between Chamber of Deputies, head Mars Di Bartolomeo and the Dutch Prime Minister will take place, before Mark Rutte and Ard van der Steur have the chance to meet the Dutch community in Luxembourg.
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