Belgium King Philippe, Queen Mathilde to visit India on November 5: Belgium envoy

Belgium's Ambassador to India, H.E. Jan Luykx, on Thursday said that King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium will visit India on November 5 and will leave on November 11. The Belgian delegation will meet President Ram Nath Kovind, Prime Minister Narendra Modi and other ministers. Luykx said that the royals will visit India Gate in New Delhi to pay tribute to the Indian soldiers, who fought in Belgium during World War 1. The royals' visit marks the 70th anniversary of Indo-Belgian diplomatic ties. Belgium was among the first countries to open a diplomatic mission in independent India.