Medan (ANTARA) - Dutch King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima Zorreguieta Cerruti paid a visit to Bukit Singgolom, Lintong Nihuta Village, Tampahan Sub-District, Toba District, on Thursday.

During the visit, King Willem and Queen Maxima were accompanied by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs Luhut Panjaitan, Minister of Tourism Wisnu Utama, Governor of North Sumatra Edy Rahmayadi, and BPODT President Director Ari Prasetyo.

King Willem, in a golden suit, and Queen Maxima, in a peach-colored dress with a floral pattern, appeared dapper.

On the occasion, King Willem and Queen Maxima conducted a photo session with a view of Lake Toba and a frame of Samosir Island.

Earlier, Dutch King Willem and Queen Maxima arrived at the Halim Perdanakusuma Airport, East Jakarta, on Monday.

The visit of the King and Queen of the Netherlands to Indonesia aims to bring in the mission to intensify bilateral cooperation in the economic field and boost human resources.

The wide-ranging relationship between the Netherlands and Indonesia will grow stronger as King Willem and Queen Maxima will pay a state visit between March 10 and 13 when both nations will cement their cooperation in various fields. The royal couple paid a state visit at the invitation of President Joko Widodo, the Dutch Embassy in Jakarta noted in a press statement that was made available to ANTARA Monday.

The visit that affirms the close and broad-ranging relationship between both nations will be geared towards cooperation and focused on the economy, nature conservation, culture, science, and several areas of shared history between the two nations.

During their four-day state visit, King Willem and Queen Máxima would be joined by Foreign Minister Stef Blok and four other ministers, who would head a broad parallel trade mission.

The other ministers are Foreign Trade and Development Minister Sigrid Kaag, Infrastructure and Water Management Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen, Medical Care and Sports Minister Bruno Bruins, and Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Minister Carola Schouten.

The four ministers will head a broad parallel trade mission to Indonesia to capitalize on the potential for economic partnership in the areas of agriculture, healthcare, coastal protection and the maritime industry, and circular economy. Related news: Dutch King, Queen meet Sultan Hamengku Buwono X in Yogyakarta

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Reporter: Nur Aprilliana, Azis Kurmala
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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