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Dutch Heritage, Strong Economic Ties

The Netherlands and the United States are bound by a more than 400-year relationship grounded in a commitment to freedom, justice, and entrepreneurship. While in the US, the King and Queen will celebrate the strong economic, cultural and political ties between the two nations.

 

The Netherlands is a fixture in the top five of foreign countries investing in the United States and the U.S. is the leading single-country investor overall for the Netherlands. The Dutch and American economic relationship supports 685,000 American jobs. Exports from the state of Michigan to the Netherlands adds to $332 million in goods and services.

“The visit of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will underline the deep bond that exists between the Netherlands and the United States. It will be my pleasure to show them all aspects of this special relationship, from our economic ties to our joint heritage,” said Rudolf Bekink, the Dutch ambassador to the United States.

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For more than 400 years, the Netherlands and the United States have been joined by the values of freedom, justice and an entrepreneurial spirit. A vibrant economic force, the Netherlands is a fixture in the top 5 of largest investors in the US and maintains the number one destination for American foreign investments. The Royal Netherlands Embassy, Dutch Consulates General and Honorary Consuls in the U.S. promote strong bilateral relations between the United States and the Netherlands in the areas of peace and stability; international law; energy and climate; water management; international human rights; and creative industries. The Netherlands and the United States: a partnership that works.

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A bi-partisan association of members of the Michigan Legislature to foster ties between Michigan and the Netherlands.

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