HM King Abdullah's Working Visit To Belgium: April 16 - , 2012
King to start Belgium's visit Tuesday Amman, April 14 (Petra) - His Majesty King Abdullah II will Tuesday start a working visit to Belgium for talks with a number of senior European and Belgian officials.
__________________ "All what we hope for is that a day will come, when we have all gone, when people will say that this man has tried, and his family tried. This is all there is to seek in this world." HM King Hussein I of Jordan
It is a working visit to discuss some specific issues and exchange ideas. Perhaps, Queen Rania had other engagements.
On a different note, it is nice to know that Belgium has got the Prime Minister and government now. Hopefully we shall see some state visits.
__________________ "I never did mind about the little things"
Amanda, "Point of No Return"
King Abdullah II of Jordan was welcomed on his visit to the European Parliament by president Martin Schulz, who said the monarch's country enjoyed a "deep friendship" with the EU and played a vital role in a turbulent region. The King talked about how the Arab Spring had led to changes in Jordan during his address to MEPs in a packed Strasbourg chamber on Wednesday 18 April 2012.
The Arab and European regions have many peoples but "one neighbourhood, one future" and the challenge is how to make it a better one for all, His Majesty King Abdullah said in Strasbourg on Wednesday. "It is our shared belief in the kind of neighbourhood it should be - the kind of neighbourhood our people deserve: rich in human dignity and freedom, powered by opportunity and progress and secured by peace," the King said in a speech delivered before the European Parliament in Strasbourg.