The Prime Minister will hostÂ King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima at Number 10 as part of their state visit to the UK, and will stress that co-operation between the two nations will continue after Brexit.
The visiting royals will also be treated to a military display on the Thames as the Royal Marines and their Dutch counterparts stage a joint exercise.
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In a sign of the close naval co-operation between the nations, a Dutch warship will escort the Royal Navyâs aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth on its first operational deployment in 2021.
At a working lunch in Downing Street, the Prime MinisterÂ will thank the Dutch for their help in exposing cyber-attacks on institutions including the Hague-based chemical weapons watchdog by Russiaâs GRU military intelligence agency.
âAs we leave the European Union, we will continue to stand side by side to defend against threats to the global rules based system.
âAs I welcome King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima âŚ Iâm pleased to announce that the Dutch navy will be among the first nations to join the Carrier Strike Group as a sign of our ongoing co-operation.â