State visits to Australia and New Zealand
At the invitation of the Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will pay a state visit to Australia. The visit will take place from 31 October to 4 November. At the invitation of the Governor-General of New Zealand, they will then pay a state visit to New Zealand from 7 to 9 November. The visits will focus on the Netherlands’ historical and wide-ranging bilateral ties with Australia and New Zealand.
The King and Queen will be accompanied by foreign minister Bert Koenders. A broad economic mission will take place at the same time, headed in Australia by Minister for Foreign Trade Lilianne Ploumen and in New Zealand by Minister of Economic Affairs Henk Kamp.