Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived in Ankara, Turkey on June 13, 2012, to begin her three-day visit to the country. The purpose of the visit is to strengthen bilateral relations between the Netherlands and Turkey as well as to celebrate “… 400 years of diplomatic relations…”
Her Majesty is accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs as well as other government officials. According to RVD, the queen arrived at the Presidential Palace in the late afternoon whereupon she was greeted by the Turkish President, Mr. Abdullah Gül and his wife, Hayrünnisa Gül. After holding a meeting, Her Majesty along with President Gül attended a gala dinner held in Queen Beatrix’s honor.
Tomorrow, Her Majesty will travel to Istanbul.
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