On September 29, 2011, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands met with the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung and his wife at Den Haag.  The couple are in the Netherlands for a five-day official visit.  To view photos please click here.

In other news, on Friday, September 30, 2011, Queen Beatrix will attend the re-opening of the Netherlands Maritime Museum in Amsterdam.  Later on in the day, she will participate in the 55th anniversary of the Princess Beatrix Fund jubilee symposium entitled, Ensure Independence, to be held in city of Utrecht, Netherlands.  According to the official site for the Dutch royal family, Het  Koninklijk Huis, during the event awards will be handed out to:

… individuals or organizations that have deployed a special way for people with muscle disease or a movement disorder. At the symposium ‘Ensure Independence’ focuses on issues regarding the housing, care and environment of patients with complex care needs. Patients, healthcare professionals and policy makers to consider the possibilities and limitations surrounding the independent living and work.

The Princess Beatrix Fund is committed to people with muscle disease or movement disorder.  The PBF invests in scientific research and is committed to improving the quality of life of patients and their families. The past ten years the fund has over € 25 million available for research. This has also led to a treatment for Pompe disease. source

Photo courtesy of: Daylife