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MOSCOW, October 23 (Itar-Tass) - Russian President Vladimir Putin has preferred to avoid focusing on the incident involving the Russian diplomatic mission in The Hague, saying he had discussed the affair with the Dutch prime minister over the telephone. Speaking at a special ceremony where a group of foreign ambassadors presented their credentials, Putin said that the Netherlands was one of Russia’s largest trading and investment partners.
“As for the well-known affair involving our diplomatic mission in The Hague, it was discussed in detail during a telephone conversation with Prime Minister Mark Rutte,” he said.
Over the past month Russian and Dutch diplomats were involved in a number of incidents. A Russian diplomat in The Hague was beaten up and illegally detained by police. Then a Dutch diplomat was attacked in Moscow. A short while later an apartment of Russian diplomats in the Hague was raided.
In his statement Putin recalled the successful series of business and cultural events within the framework of Russian-Netherlands cross years.
“We are looking forward to a visit by King Willem Alexander,” he said.
King Willem Alexander is due to arrive in Russia on November 8 for a special ceremony closing The Netherlands-Russia cross years.