Dutch State Visit to Indonesia: Last Day – Sumatra
Today, Thursday March 12, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent their last day of the state visit on the island of Sumatra.
Upon their arrival at the airport the Roya Couple was welcomed with the performance of the Tortor Sombah, a traditional Batak dance and then they received an Ulos, a traditional cloth of the Batak people.
Afterwards the King and the Queen moved to Lake Toba where they visited a traditional Batak village were informed about the history of the area and future developments.
Then the Royal Couple paid a visit to the DEL Institute for Technology. The Institute “is well-known in developing applications especially in the fields of e-government, pattern recognition, large database development, and ecotourism” and has collaborations with Dutch Universities. The King and the Queen were informed about the development of sustainable tourism.
Then King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima sailed by boat to the island of Samosir in the middle of Lake Toba where they visited the Silimalombu Eco Village that shows the possibilities of sustainable tourism and small-scale organic agriculture.
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“Indonesië is een land met een oude ziel en een jong hart. Die combinatie maakt Uw land zo eindeloos fascinerend. Wij danken allen die hun deur voor ons hebben geopend en hun verhaal met ons hebben gedeeld. Wij voelen ons hier bijzonder welkom.” – WA en Máxima #NLIndonesia pic.twitter.com/OyhNxWYEZB
— Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) March 12, 2020
Tagged Indonesia, King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, State Visit.
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