State Visit from Singapore to the Netherlands – Day One

  November 21, 2018 at 8:59 pm by

At the invitation of King Willem-Alexander, the President of the Republic of Singapore, Mrs. Halimah Yacob, and her husband Mohamed Abdullah Alhabshee started today, Wednesday November 21, a two-day state visit to the Netherlands.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima officially received the President and her husband with a welcoming ceremony held at Dam Square in Amsterdam. The King and the President inspected a guard of honour and the national anthems were played. Then at the Royal Palace the King hosted a lunch.

In the afternoon the King accompanied the President and her husband for a visit at the innovation hub Prodock. This innovation hub, established in 2016, aims to facilitate and stimulate innovation in the port of Amsterdam. During the visit it was signed a cooperation agreement between the Netherlands and Singapore in the field of environment and water.

In the evening took place a State Banquet. Among the guests were present Princess Beatrix, Princess Margriet, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien, Prime Minister Mark Rutte and members of the government.

The King in his speech stated that “The Netherlands cherishes the special bond with Singapore, a country that is not afraid to embrace the future. In many ways, your young country is an example: a pioneer that points the way for others”.

Filed under The Netherlands.

2 Responses to State Visit from Singapore to the Netherlands – Day One

  1. Natalya says:

    Her Majesty is irresistible in the cherry red gown.. Respect to the highly dignified participants on this important event !

  2. Alexandra Romanov Rodrigues Cuco says:

    peace, prosperity and abundance is my best wishes

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