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Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands

Prime Minister Stephen Harper met today with Prime Minister Mark Rutte of the Netherlands.  The leaders met in the context of commemorations marking the 70th anniversary of the Liberation of the Netherlands at the end of the Second World War.

The leaders reaffirmed the unique and enduring bond between Canada and the Netherlands due to the Canadian military’s leading role in liberating the Dutch people from enemy occupation, and the ongoing importance of memorializing our shared sacrifice in preserving freedom.