2017 Belgian royal state visit: 70 years of diplomatic relations between India and Belgium

From 5 November 2017 till 11 November 2017, King Philippe of the Belgians
and his wife Queen Mathilde will make a state visit to India to celebrate an
important B-Day.

In 2017 there will be 70 years of diplomatic relations between India and

In fact in 1947, the first Belgian ambassador came to India.
He stayed in this function from 1947 till 1951.

It really was an important person: Eugène, 11th. Prince of Ligne.
Besides ambassador, this man was a knight in the Order of the Golden Fleece.

Some other remarkable facts about the diplomatic relations between
the two countries:

India is Belgium's second largest export destination and third largest
trade partner outside the EU.  The gems and jewelry sector dominated
the bilateral trade.

More about this state visit: check this link .

Source pictures: Wikipedia

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