Prime Minister of Netherlands, Mark Rutte during virtual meet with Prime Minister Narendra Modi applauded India for its 'Vaccine Maitri' programme for helping countries amid pandemic. "I appreciate your govt's efforts to support Dutch investors who faced challenges last year during the first wave of the COVID19 pandemic. Your support helped ensure the continuation of trade between our countries even in those difficult times," said Netherlands PM Mark Rutte. He added, "We applaud India for the 'Vaccine Maitri' programme. We also congratulate India on its election as a non-permanent member of the UNSC. In our view, India is an obvious candidate for a permanent seat of an expanded council."
Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi on persisting turmoil in Myanmar said that Ministry condemns any use of violence and stand for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar. "We condemn any use of violence. We believe that the rule of law should prevail. We stand for the restoration of democracy in Myanmar. We've urged the release of political prisoners and supported any attempts at resolving the current situation including through efforts of ASEAN," said MEA Spokesperson. "We remain engaged on this issue with our international interlocutors and at the UNSC, in an effort to play a balanced and constructive role," he added. "As far as border crossings are concerned, we are dealing with it as per our laws and humanitarian considerations," he further added.