Jordanian Royals State Visit to Italy, Day 1

  October 21, 2009 at 5:08 am by

On their first day of their state visit to Italy, Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania were welcomed at the Quirinale, the Italian presidential palace in Rome. At the arrival, Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and King Abdullah II of Jordan reviewed an honour guard prior their meeting. King Abdullah held talks with the Italian president where they talked about Middle East peace efforts and bilateral ties, especially in the economic fields. After the meeting the two leaders gave a press conference.

While King Abdullah was holding talks with the President, Queen Rania, along with the King’s sisters Princess Aisha and Princess Zein, held talks with First Lady Clio Napolitano.

Later that day, Queen Rania along with her 13-year old daughter Princess Iman and the King’s sisters visited the Borghese in Rome. The royal toured Caravaggio/Bacon which is part of a series of exhibitions showing ancient and modern painters side by side.

That evening, King Abdullah, Queen Rania, Princess Aisha and Princess Zein attended the gala dinner that was hoster in honour of the royals by the Italian President and his wife at the presidential palace.

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