Dutch Official Visit to Brazil – Days One and Two
On Monday November 19, Crown Prince Willem-Alexander and Crown Princess Máxima started a five-day official visit to Brazil that will end on November 23. The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima are accompanied by Mrs Lilianne Ploumen, the Dutch Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation.
On the first day, the Crown Prince Couple had various meetings with Brazilian Ministers and also they met Mrs Gleisi Hoffmann, the Chief of Staff of of Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Then they attended a lunch meeting with the National Industry Confederation (CNI), where an agreement to promote bilateral trade was signed.
The first day ended with an international seminar, “Science without Borders”. It was hosted by Coordination of Improvement of Higher Education Personnel (Capes), an agency of the Brazilian Ministry of Education.
On November 20, the Crown Prince Couple attended at the University of São Paulo the seminar “Future of Food Business”. The seminar was about the future of the food industry. In her closing speech, Princess Máxima talked about the subjects discussed during the seminar. After the seminar the Crown Prince Couple went to visit the Dutch company CRV Lagoa, which is an innovative company active in the top sector of the agro food industry that contributes to the improvement of the productivity of the Brazilian herd and bulls.
Later the Prince, along with Lilianne Ploumen, visited the headquarters of Embraer, one of the largest aircraft manufacturers in the world. In the evening, the Prince and the Princess attended a meeting with the economic delegation at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in São Paulo.Filed under The Netherlands
Tagged Bilateral Relations, Brazil, King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, Official Visit, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands.