"Today, the world is inter-dependent and inter-connected, therefore, its absolutely natural that in our discussions that we will not only discuss bilateral issues, but also global issues of importance", Modi said.
Thanking Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte for organising his visit to the Netherlands on "such a short notice", Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded the Netherlands for helping India successfully get a membership of the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) a year ago.
PM Modi, on his part said he deeply appreciates Trump's strong commitment to the enhancement of bilateral relations.
Thanking the key European nation for backing India's MTCR membership, he said, "Because of your support India got the membership of the MTCR".
At the same time he thanked Netherlands for helping India get membership of Missile Technology Control Regime previous year. MTCR membership enables India to buy high-end missile technology and also enhances its joint ventures with Russian Federation.
"In the last three years, the Netherlands has emerged as the third largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI)".
As far as India-Netherlands bilateral ties are concerned, relations between the two countries go a long way, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at the Hague on Tuesday.
"Political because of the values we share with respect of rule of laws and security", he said.
While both leaders stressed the importance of their bilateral relationship, Trump noted that he looks forward to working with Modi to create a trading relationship that is "fair and reciprocal", urging the prime minister to do more to narrow the US trade deficit with India.
Asserting that India should avoid being roped into a "geopolitical trap", the daily said despite New Delhi's anxieties over Beijing's rise, maintaining a stable relationship with China is of more importance to its security and development. It is world's second biggest economy and Indian market has a lot of potential.
Prime Minister Modi, while thanking Trump for the warm welcome rendered to him, said the kind of welcome he was given, it was a welcome to the 125 crore people of India.
With 20% of India's exports to Europe entering through the Netherlands, the Prime Ministers discussed the role of the Netherlands as India's "Gateway to Europe". "I believe this is one of the many ways to boost ties in the next 70 years and beyond", he said.