Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak began his two-day visit to the Netherlands from July 31.

This is the first visit to the European country by Prime Minister Najib, said Malaysian Ambassador to the Netherlands Mohamad Taib, adding it is expected to open a new chapter in bilateral relations.

During the visit, PM Najib is scheduled to meet his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte in The Hague to talk the progress of the disaster victim identification (DVI) at Hilversum, where the victims of the crash of Malaysia Arlines (MAS) flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine were undergoing identification.

The two leaders will deal with and the repatriation of the remains of the Malaysian victims of the crash.

PM Najib will sign the condolence book opened by the Dutch government. He will visit and lay a wreath at Hilversum, and meet the head of international identification group of 200 forensic experts.

All 298 people on board were killed in the MH 17 crash on July 17 in eastern Ukraine, including 193 Dutch citizens and 43 Malaysians.

Malaysia is the Netherlands’ biggest trading partner in Southeast Asia while the European country is Malaysia’s second trade partner in Europe after Germany.-VNA