February 10, 2021, the new ambassador to the Netherlands, Tan Jian, presented his credentials to King William Alexander of the Netherlands at the Royal Palace of Nürdenburg in The Hague, and had a cordial and friendly exchange with the king.
Ambassador Tan Jian first conveyed President Xi Jinping’s cordial greetings and good wishes to King William Alexander.
Ambassador Tan said that in recent years, the open and pragmatic comprehensive partnership between China and the Netherlands has developed steadily, and mutually beneficial cooperation in various fields has achieved fruitful results.
Since the outbreak of COVID-19, the senior management of the two sides has maintained close contact.
The people of the two countries and all walks of life have watched and helped each other to overcome difficulties together, and trade and investment have grown against the trend.
He is honored to be the ambassador of China to the Netherlands and is willing to work with the Netherlands to promote the greater development of Sino-Dutch relations.
King William-Alexander asked Ambassador Tan Jian to convey his New Year’s greetings to President Xi Jinping, welcome and congratulate Ambassador Tan on his new post in the Netherlands, and said that the Netherlands attaches great importance to the development of relations with China, and Dutch-China cooperation is full of potential.
The Netherlands is willing to strengthen high-level exchanges with China, deepen economic and trade cooperation, expand cultural exchanges, and further consolidate and develop bilateral relations.
Ambassador Tan Jian arrived in the Netherlands on December 25, 2020 and submitted a copy of the credentials to the Protocol Department of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs on January 6, 2021.