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Old 10-20-2013, 03:57 PM
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Princess Astrid on Economic Missions: 2013 -

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Princess Astrid has started her first economic mission representing her brother King Philippe today, October 20.

She'll be in Angola and South Africa till October 26, 2013.

The mission is organized by the Agency for Foreign Trade in collaboration with the regional foreign trade (Awex, Flanders Investment & Trade, and Brussels Invest & Export).



Here are the first pics from Angola:


** belga gallery day 1 **
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Old 10-21-2013, 03:28 PM
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On the second day of her journey Princess Astrid today, October 21, visited the Lucrecia Paim Hospital for the GSK Vaccine's Event and the Mausoleu de Agostinho Neto in Luanda, Angola, And she met with Angolan Vice President Manuel Domingos Vicente.



** belga gallery - day 2 **


** portalangop.co.ao: Vice-president, Princess Astrid analyse co-operation **

** portalangop.co.ao: Princess Astrid lays wreath on sarcophagus of late president **
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Old 10-23-2013, 06:56 AM
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Here are some pics of day 3!



** belga gallery - day 3 **
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Old 10-24-2013, 04:03 PM
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Princess Astrid arrived in South Africa yesterday, here are some pics of October 23 and 24:


** belga gallery - day 4 **

** belga gallery - day 5 **


** diamonds.net: Princess Astrid Inaugurates AWDC's KP Seminar in Pretoria **


Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe has welcomed Princess Astrid in Cape Town today:


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And here's a mixed gallery of the events so far:


** lalibre.be: Astrid en mission économique en Afrique **
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Old 10-25-2013, 10:41 AM
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Princess Astrid today, October 25, visited the SA Agulhas II, a polar icebreaking supply and research vessel in Cape Town:



** belga gallery - day 6 **
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:11 AM
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Pics of day 7 and some more of day 6:



** belga gallery - day 7 **


** demotix.com: HRH Princess Astrid of Belgium visits Khayelitsha Township, Cape Town **
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Old 11-07-2013, 02:14 AM
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Prior to Princess Astrid's second economic mission at the end of this month (to India from November 23rd - November 29th), a reception by the Belgian Agency for Foreign Trade was held in Brussels yesterday, November 6, 2013.

Princess Astrid and King Philippe attended the event.



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** business-standard.com: Belgian Princess, Deputy PM to visit India on Nov 23 **
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Old 11-24-2013, 02:37 AM
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Princes Astrid arrived in New Delhi on November 23 with a 300-member business delegation to start her second economic mission in India, here's a short video clip of her arrival:



** yahoo: Princess of Belgium visits India to strengthen bilateral relation **


One of her first engagements today, November 24, has been a visit to the India Gate in commemoration of World War I:



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** Pic 3 ** belga gallery - day 1 - November 24 ** gettyimages gallery **


** nieuwsblad.be gallery: Prinses Astrid begint tweede economische missie in India **
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Old 11-25-2013, 06:10 AM
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Here are some pics of the second day in New Delhi today, November 25:



** belga gallery - day 2 - November 25 ** gettyimages gallery **



Astrid met the Union Minister for New and Renewable Energy Farooq Abdullah (1&2) and the Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Shri Anand Sharma (3) today.


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By now Princess Astrid is in Mumbai, here are some pics from today:



** belga gallery - day 3 - November 26 ** gettyimages gallery **
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Here are some pics from today, November 27:



** belga gallery - day 4 - November 27 ** gettyimages gallery **
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Old 11-28-2013, 10:48 AM
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Princess Astrid in Mumbai today, November 28:



** belga gallery - day 5 - November 28, 2013 **
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It is nice to see Princess Astrid picking up "the economic mission" engagements.
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It is!

Here are pics of her final day in India today:



** belga gallery - day 6 - November 29 **
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Economic mission to Saudi Arabia and Oman, March 2014

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Princess Astrid is on an economic mission to Saudi Arabia and Oman from March 15th to March 21st.



Yesterday, March 15, Astrid and Vice-Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Didier Reynders arrived in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, attended a welcome ceremony and an information session for the Belgian delegation.



** Pic 1 ** Pic 2 ** belga gallery - day 1 - March 15 **


** saudigazette.com.sa: Princess Astrid to lead Belgian economic mission **


** rtl.be video: La princesse Astrid est en mission économique en Arabie Saoudite **
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On day 2, March 16, Princess Astrid attended the opening session of 'Saudi Arabia at a glance' at the Council of Saudi Chambers, she was present at a signing ceremony by GSK Vaccines, GSAL & Arabio and she participated in the official opening of the AGFA Healthcare Saudi Arabia Office.


** belga gallery - day 2 - March 16 **


** facetoface - March 15 ** facetoface - March 16 **
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Ths princess is doing a very good job over there. in het speech at the beginning od the mission, she spoke about women's rights.

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On day 3 of the mission, March 17, Princess Astrid inaugurated the Katoen Natie Khonaini in Jubail Industrial City II and attended a meeting with Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.



** Pic ** belga gallery - day 3 - March 17 **


** arabnews.com: Princess Astrid lauds interfaith initiative of King Abdullah **
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The Ladies of the Econmic Mission complained that they did not have the same place, could not do the same business as the gentlemen !
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They had probably hoped that the rules were relaxed for female guests other than for female inhabitants.


Yesterday, March 18, Princess Astrid and the delegation arrived in Muscat, Oman.


** belga gallery - day 4 - March 18 ** facetoface **
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