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President Putin met with Prime Minister Wim Kok of the Netherlands

January 19, 2001, The Kremlin, Moscow

Mr Putin and Mr Kok discussed current issues connected with bilateral trade, economic and political cooperation, the enlargement of the European Union in the context of Russia’s interests and issues related to pan-European security.

The discussion also included preparations for a visit to Russia by Queen Beatrix in June 2001.

The Dutch Prime Minister expressed concern about the fate of Kenneth Gluck, head of the mission for the North Caucasus programme for Doctors without Borders, who was recently abducted in Chechnya.

January 19, 2001, The Kremlin, Moscow