State visit by the President of France

At the invitation of His Majesty the King, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, will pay a state visit to the Netherlands on Tuesday 11 and Wednesday 12 April 2023. The President will be accompanied by his wife Brigitte Macron.

During the state visit government consultations will be held between members of the Dutch and French governments. Consultations of this kind were first held with France in March 2022 in Paris, and are intended for countries with which the Netherlands has the closest ties. During such consultations the Netherlands and France make plans for closer collaboration in the years ahead.

The French President’s visit to the Netherlands will reaffirm the excellent ties between the two counties. The state visit will help to further deepen their cooperation, including joint efforts by France and the Netherlands to make Europe stronger, greener and safer.

In 2016 the King and Queen paid a state visit to France.

Government Information Service, no. 16