On June 27, 2012, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium were in Lontzen to visit a German-speaking community.

According to La Monarchie Belge, the royal couple began their day with a visit to “Haus Harna” where:

… they were informed of various cultural projects by the youth. They then travelled to Eupen where they visited ”Work & Job”, a training and professional integration project for job seekers. The day ended with the royal couple attending a reception held in their honor at the Ministry of the German-speaking community.

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In other news, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco’s personal foundation, Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco, signed a “Cooperation Agreement” with  “… Forum das Americas, Brazil’s pioneering think-tank on global affairs and hemispheric dialogue”  during the recent RIO+20 conference in Brazil.  The agreement:

… provides a framework for the development of multissectorial joint initiatives, was signed by Forum das Americas Founder and President Mario Garnero and The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation CEO, H.E. Bernard Fautrier, with  the support of the Italian Minister of the Environment, H.E. Corrado Clini.

The Cooperation Agreement was signed in the presence of  H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco, who declared: ‘I decided to set up a Foundation whose purpose is to protect the environment and to encourage sustainable development … this is a common global challenge that requires urgent and concrete action in response to three major environmental issues: climate change, biodiversity and water. It is therefore with great pleasure that our Foundation forges this partnership with Forum das Americas, so ably led by Mario Garnero.’

The Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation CEO, H.E. Bernard Fautrier, believes ‘the partnership with Forum das Americas provides an excellent vehicle for us to play a constructive role in the global debate on sustainable development, as well as in projects in Brazil.’

Mario Garnero, whose sustainable development leadership ranges from biofuels to green technologies and environment-friendly textiles, indicates that ‘our cooperation with the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation is more that a matter of great honour for Forum das Americas. It is an effective instrument to improving awareness and best practices in sustainability.’ Garnero adds that ‘we will start work from day-zero in implementing a cooperation program that will be of great benefit to the peoples of Brazil and Monaco.’

And, finally, on July 7, 2012, a concert will be held at the Palais Princier courtyard “…for the benefit of the Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco.”  For more information please click here.

Source: La Monarchie Belge, PR Newswire and Fondation Prince Albert II de Monaco