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LadyFinn 03-13-2014 11:50 AM

Crown Princess Victoria's Visit to Ghana and Tanzania: March 17-21, 2014
Crown Princess Victoria and the Minister for Trade, Ewa Björling make a joint promotion trip to Ghana and Tanzania on 17 - 21 March. The visit aims to further deepen bilateral relations with Ghana and Tanzania and to increase trade with the two countries. Special focus will be on young entrepreneurship. The Crown Princess and the Minister will the President and the Minister of Commerce in each country.
Kronprinsessan och handelsministern besöker Ghana och Tanzania 17 - 21 mars

On the 19th to 21th of March The Swedish Crown Princess Victoria and the Swedish Minister for Trade Ewa Björling are visiting Dar es Salaam. It is the first visit to Dar es Salaam for The Crown Princess and the second visit for The Minister for Trade.
The Swedish Crown Princess and The Swedish Minister for Trade visits Dar es Salaam SwedenAbroad

LadyFinn 03-17-2014 02:34 AM

MTV quotes Expressen's article, this is the first long trip to Victoria after Estelle was born when she is away from her daughter. Victoria returns from the trip on Saturday. During her trip Victoria visits the slum areas in Ghana, meets ministers and representatives of charity organisations.
Victoria joutuu ensimmäistä kertaa lähes viikoksi eroon Estellestä - Viihde -

This trip is same kind of promotional trip with the Minister for Trade as Victoria's and Daniel's two-day visits to London and Germany. Since it is a long trip, they have decided that only Victoria goes and Daniel stays with Estelle.

WaterAid's patron Victoria and minister Björling visit Dar es Salaam and Kigamboni to see what difference WaterAid's work makes and to meet people who have got better living with clean water and hygiene. On Saturday 22nd March is the World Water Day. 768 million people in the world have lack of clean water.
768 miljoner saknar rent vatten – Kronprinsessan besöker WaterAid... - WaterAid

LadyFinn 03-17-2014 02:26 PM

Sara Bull from SVT (who made the king's 40-jubilee interview) is following Victoria on her trip to tv-program The Year with the Royal Family, she posted these to her Instagram:
Crown Princess Victoria has landed in Ghana

Victoria and Swedish Minister for Trade Ewa Björling were welcomed to Ghana by Ghanaian Minister of Health Mrs Hanny-Sherry Ayitey and Ambassador Kilander.

ursulajohanna 03-17-2014 04:09 PM

Thanks LadyFinn for all the Information and pics from the first day in Ghana!

polyesco 03-17-2014 07:43 PM

Round table with Swedish firms in Ghana, concluded the first day of visit of Crown Princess Victoria and Minister Björling to Ghana.


LadyFinn 03-18-2014 12:48 AM

Short video from the welcome ceremony and photos from Svensk Damtidning. From the airport Victoria and the minister went to visit a slum where a training project for young girls is going on in a half-finished mosque. In Accra was 29 degrees Celsius.
Kronprinsessan i Ghana dag ett Vimmelprinsessan

Photos from yesterday. Victoria's and the minister's government plane was 1,5 hours late because of the bad weather in Sweden. The plan was that they would go to the hotel first, but Victoria changed the plans and they went straight to the slum visit so that the girls didn't have to wait for them.
Today Victoria visits TV-channel Viasat and charity organisations, plants a tree, has lunch with the president of Ghana and attends a business dinner.
Margareta Heed rapporterar från Victorias besök i Ghana Svensk Damtidning

From Expressen

Kronprinsessan bar skir budgetklänning Modenyheter Modereportage Trender Tips Expressen

Marika86 03-18-2014 07:44 AM

More photogalleries

Kuninkaalliskuvat | Victoria vierailee Ghanassa ja Tanzaniassa | Lehtikuva |

Victoria de Suecia, cuatro días en África sin Daniel ni la pequeña Estele

LadyFinn 03-18-2014 08:18 AM

From a blog about Victoria's visit to Achievers Book Club on Monday. She met the girls and discussed with them about their dreams
To many girls this visit was a fulfillment of a dream.
More photos from this visit
And here
Crown Princess of Sweden visit Facebook

On Tuesday:
Victoria visited KAIPTC, Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Training Center in Accra.
Minister of Trade Dr Ewa Björling receiving an award on behalf of the Swedish Government in recognition of Sweden's support to Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center (KAIPTC) and its peacebuilding efforts

With Change Leaders of Kinnevik-initiated Reach for Change

At an Informative brief by Swedish owned Modern Times Group (MTG) and Viasat1, Ghana's second largest TV station

Dag två i Ghana – Margareta Heed rapporterar från Afrika Svensk Damtidning

LadyFinn 03-18-2014 01:16 PM

Victoria met the President of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama at the residence Asokombo. Photos Henrik Montgomery TT
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Victoria planted a tree of life at Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center
More photos from the visit to the center,-.aspx

Victoria and minister Björling flew a six hour flight with the government plane to Ghana and they had a lot of time to talk with eachother. The minister was with Victoria and Daniel also in London and in Germany.
Minister Björling:
- The Crown Princess is not only very well-read. She is also genuinely interested in the various topics we discuss.
Also Crown Princess Victoria seems to be impressed of traveling with the Minister for Trade. In Ghana, Victoria repeatedly at various official meetings presented Ewa Björling as "our Minister for Trade, whom we are very proud of."
Final rating of that Victoria and Ewa have actually become real friends, buddies or girlfriends as the Crown Princess herself would put it, was clear at the Kofi Annan International Peace Training Center.
Major General Ob Akwa said at the Training Center:
- We are grateful and impressed by your visit and this you shall bear in the future to remember, said Major General and gave Victoria and minister Björling a shawl with Kofi Annan's emblem.
Victoria was initially wondering:
- How should I wear it?
After a bit of guidance was the shawl on and Victoria quickly helped Ewa Björling.
- Oh, how nice. Now we are quite similar. Now we look like sisters! noted Victoria and got new best friend to agree with a laugh.

On Wednesday they fly from Ghana to Tanzania and in the evening there will be a reception at the Ambassador's residence in Dar es Salaam.
On Thursday they meet the president of Tanzania and the Foreign and Trade Ministers. In the afternoon they visit the WaterAid project.
In the evening is a reception at the Swedish Residence. Swedish and Tanzanian companies are invited.
On Friday morning they visit a hospital in Masaki, which provides care to people with disabilities. Then they meet the Interior Minister and the Minister for Natural Resources. Progress and examples of stopping illegal trafficking of animals are the day's topics. The rest of the day goes to seminar on young entrepreneurship. Local organizations Femina Hip and Restless Development work with the help of Swedish support to help young people in the country to start a business. In the evening they start their flight home.
Hon är Victorias nya vän Som systrar Expressen Senaste nytt - Nyheter Sport Nöje TV Expressen

LadyFinn 03-19-2014 12:41 AM

Photos from the President of Ghana's gallery
President receives HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden - a set on Flickr

Bilateral relations, trade and literature in focus when Crown Princess Victoria, Minister Björling, Ambassador Kilander and Swedish business representatives met with President John Dramani Mahama in his Akosombo chalet

Victoria at a dinner on Tuesday evening, photo from the Twitter of the Norwegian ambassador.
At the dinner

iceflower 03-19-2014 04:04 AM


Here's a nice large gallery of the first days:

** pp: Princesse Victoria : En mission dans les bidonvilles d'Accra **

LadyFinn 03-19-2014 10:55 AM

Agreement between the Swedish company Scania and the Ghanaian Ministry of Transport finalised and signed in the presence of Crown Princess Victoria and Trade Minister Björling. Scania is to supply 300 buses, equipment, services and operational support for Accra's Bus Rapid Transit System.

During a promotion trip in Ghana which the Crown Princess and the Minister for Trade jointly implement this week wrote Scania and Ghana a business that involves the sale of 300 buses with accessories to the country.
Affär klar under främjanderesa

Kronprinsessan i Ghana och Tanzania - Sveriges Kungahus

Bakom mina solglasögon Ebbas Blogg

Victoria visited on Tuesday also Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra where the life of Kwame Nkrumah, the first president of Ghana, is shown at a museum.

Viihdekuvat Prinsessa Victoria Ghanan pääkaupungissa Accrassa Lehtikuva

At the dinner on Tuesday with the ambassador of Norway and her husband

President John Dramani Mahama is seeking the support of Sweden to develop Ghana's renewable energy resources. At a meeting with the Crown Princess of Sweden, Princess Victoria, at the presidential villa at the Akosombo Hydro Electric project site yesterday, Mr Mahama noted Sweden's tremendous capacity in renewable energy generation and expressed the hope that it would partner Ghana in that respect. Responding, Princess Victoria said Sweden was proud to be a partner in Ghana's development process.
President seeks Swedish support for renewable energy

Victoria met people from, the largest marketplace in Ghana.

LadyFinn 03-19-2014 02:36 PM

Victoria and minister Björling have arrived to Tanzania and Dar es Salaam.

Victoria met Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, the president of Tanzania.


President Mahama confers with Crown Princess of Sweden.* *Sankofa Online

Arriving to a reception at the swedish embassy.

LadyFinn 03-20-2014 02:55 AM

Video of the arrival to Tanzania, meeting the president and going to the reception.
The swedish ambassador says that Victoria's visit is very important for Sweden and Tanzania. The countries have good relations and this visit gives Sweden more coverage in Tanzania, it has a big symbolic value and the visit has raised a big interest. Johan T Lindwall tells that Tanzania's president was on a good mood and said to Victoria that she arrived with big rain which is a good thing. Rain means happiness and success in Tanzania.
Johan T Lindwall: Så var Victorias presidentmöte | Kungligt |

Kronprinsessan nu i Tanzania – möttes av ösregn Svensk Damtidning

Victoria de Suecia llega a Tanzania, etapa final de su viaje a África

LadyFinn 03-20-2014 11:12 AM

Second day in Tanzania, Victoria visited Tanzania Investment Centre

Swedish Crown Princess and Trade Minister exploring how to move from aid to trade and investment SwedenAbroad

Karibu Tanzania mwana Mfalme wa Sweden.

Victoria visited WaterAid Sweden in Tanzania and got information about how they work to improve people's lives with safe water, hygiene and sanitation.


In the evening at the residence of the swedish ambassador

Victoria delivered WWF's Elisabeth Jidhe -award to MJUMITA that promotes community based forestry

polyesco 03-20-2014 04:27 PM

:previous:thank you LadyFinn for all the links:flowers:

Looks like it has been a busy trip for Victoria

LadyFinn 03-20-2014 04:34 PM

Victoria met on Wednesday also Bernard Membe, the Minister for Foreign Affairs.

On Thursday morning, arriving to a meeting with Tanzanian ministers.

Victoria visited also a school.
Tanzania dag två Vimmelprinsessan

Lång dag för kronprinsessan Victoria Svensk Damtidning

Video of the visit to WaterAid. Johan T Lindwall told that he asked Victoria if she uses Skype to talk with Daniel and Estelle on this long trip. Victoria had said that she hadn't done it yet, but she talks often on the phone with Daniel and Estelle. Victoria said also that there is always a lot of work to do before the trip, she reads and learns a lot of the countries she visits. Victoria said that this trip has been very successful. Lindwall told to Victoria that he met the Tanzanian president after Victoria had met him, and the president had praised Victoria very much. Victoria became a little embarrassed and said that it was friendly said from the president, but that she is just doing her job.

LadyFinn 03-21-2014 08:04 AM

On Friday morning Victoria visited a hospital CCBRT (Comprehensive Community Based Rehabilitation in Tanzania), that works to increase awareness and give free surgery for women suffering from fistula, a severe birth injury which women are not only at risk of losing their children, but also lose the ability to retain urine and feces. A new maternity care department is being built with the help of Sweden.
Kronprinsessans sista dag i Afrika | Vimmelprinsessan



Article and photo gallery in Hola
Victoria de Suecia deja a la princesa Estelle al cuidado del príncipe Daniel para ir de gira oficial a Ghana y Tanzania

Victoria's interview in Expressen
Victoria om saknaden och resan i Afrika Nyheter Expressen

Gallery of Victoria's visit to WaterAid on Thursday
Kronprinsessan Victorias besök med WaterAid i Tanzania Facebook

At a seminar of young entrepreneurship

Young entrepreneurs express their views for Swedish delegation SwedenAbroad

LadyFinn 03-21-2014 04:10 PM

Great photos at an article in swahili, from yesterday and today
Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation Matukio mbalimbali ya ziara ya Binti Mfalme wa Sweden hapa nchini

Video from the visit to WaterAid and Kigamboni, Victoria was welcomed by singing children.

Report of the visit at the court website
Kronprinsessan i Ghana och Tanzania - Sveriges Kungahus

On Friday Victoria had also a luncheon discussion with the Minister of Natural Resources, Lazaro Nyalandu and Interior Minister Mathias Chikawe, they discussed the efforts to stop illegal animal trade.
Nu är Afrika-besöket över för denna gång Svensk Damtidning

LadyFinn 03-22-2014 11:59 AM

Video of Victoria's last day, Friday and an interview of the Minister for Trade, Ewa Björling.
The minister has during the past year travelled with the Crown Princess and Prince Daniel on PR trips to promote Sweden and is fully aware of "Vickan effect":
- The fact that we have a monarchy in a democracy is quite unique and we see ourselves during this trip how incredibly much attention Crown Princess gets and it is of course the very best for our Sweden image.
Björling hyllar Victoria efter PR-resan i Afrika Nyheter Expressen

CCBRT CCBRT celebrates the support of Sweden

Kronprinsessan Victoria i Tanzania « Hovbloggen

Delivering WWF's Elisabeth Jidhe -award to MJUMITA

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