Queen Máxima Visits India
As a special advocate of the United Nations’ Secretary-General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Queen Máxima visited India last week.
On Monday June 30, the Queen started her three-day visit in New Delhi. She had a meeting with the Minister for Finance, Corporate Affairs and Defence, Arun Jaitley. Then Queen Máxima visited an innovative water plant called “Sarvajal” in the district of Savda Ghevra. The chief of operations of the plant, Anuj Sharma, explained to the Queen how the plant works. The “Sarvajal” plant provides clean drinking water across India through ATMs or kiosks. The Queen herself took a bottle of purified water from an ATM water with a pre-paid card.
On July 1, the Queen had meetings with representatives of financial organizations.
The third and last day of the visit, Queen Máxima was in Mumbai. She visited the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) and she had meetings with meeting with the directors of the Bankers Association and the World Bank Group. Along with the Governor of the Reserve Bank of India, Dr. Raghuram G. Rajan, the Queen held a press conference.
In her speech the Queen praised the Reserve Bank for its “extraordinary commitment and extraordinary leadership”. The Queen also added that “India now has all the elements in place to achieve full financial inclusion.”Filed under The Netherlands
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