Italy and the Netherlands can contribute to reinforcing the values of democracy, peace and human rights by strengthening their bilateral relations. From the 8th to the 11th of November 2022, the President of the Italian Republic, H.E. Sergio Mattarella, accompanied by his Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Antonio Tajani, paid a State visit to the Netherlands.
On day one, the President Mattarella was welcomed by H.M. King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and H.M. Queen Maxima at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam.
Subsequently, the Head of State met with H.E. Mr. Giorgio Novello, Ambassador of Italy to the Kingdom of the Netherlands, the Embassy’s personnel and representatives of local Italian organizations.
On November 10th President Mattarella, presented flowers at the Herdenkings Monument, followed by a visit to the Palace of General States, a fruitful meeting with the President of the Senate, Jan Anthoine Bruijn, and with the Vice President of the House of Representatives, Roelien Kamminga, and to Prime Minister Mark Rutte, at the Institutional Complex of Binnenhof, followed by a visit to Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam.
On November 11th, on the occasion of the 13th anniversary of the Treaty on the European Union, President Mattarella gave a speech at the House of Government, strengthen the relations with the Kingdom of the Netherlands and European partners.