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MOSCOW, November 8 (Itar-Tass) - King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and Queen Maxima arrived in Moscow Friday night on a visit timed for the official closure of the reciprocal years of Russian in the Netherlands and the Netherlands in Russia.
In the course of the visit, King Willem-Alexander will have a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The Dutch government’s information service did not reveal the details of the royal couple’s sojourn in Moscow, yet it is known that their Majesties are expected to visit the Grand Hall of Moscow Conservatory Saturday night where the royal orchestra of the Amsterdam philharmonic society under the baton of Maris Jansons will give a concert.
A series of concert of the celebrated orchestra will become the final chord of the reciprocal year. Saturday’s performance will consist of Beethoven’s Piano Concert No. 3 and Richard Strauss’s tone poem ‘A Hero’s Life’.
A session of the joint Russian-Dutch intergovernmental commission for economic cooperation has been timed for the King’s visit. Government officials and business executives will attend discussions in the workgroups focusing on energy, agriculture, transport, healthcare, and innovations.