Prime Minister David Cameron welcomes Dutch PM Mark Rutte

Jan 24 (KATAKAMI.COM / NUMBER 10 GOV.UK) — The Prime Minister has welcomed Dutch PM Mark Rutte to Downing Street for bilateral talks.

The two leaders discussed a range of issues including the European budget and Afghanistan.

The Prime Minister noted that Holland was the second largest inward investor into the UK and that both nations were in favour of expanding free trade agreements through the Doha round of negotiations.

Prime Minister Rutte spoke of the relationship between the UK and the Netherlands as being traditionally “very strong and very solid”.  (*)

Photostream : Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron meets Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) greet his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte outside 10 Downing Street in London January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (L) shakes hands with his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte after their meeting at 10 Downing Street, London January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte (L) is pictured during a meeting with British prime Minister David Cameron at 10 Downing St, in London on January 24, 2011. (Photo by CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron (R) shakes hands with Holland's Prime Minister Mark Rutte at 10 Downing Street, in London January 24, 2011. REUTERS/Carl de Souza/Pool

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