On Tuesday, November, 20, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands welcomed the President of Slovakia, Mr.Ivan Gašparovič and his wife, Silvia, to Amsterdam.
President Gašparovič is in the Netherlands on a two-day state visit. The purpose of the visit is to “… continue the good bilateral relations between the Netherlands and Slovakia and to deepen the intensive trade relationships [between the two countries] …” according to RVD.
After the official welcoming ceremony, held at the Koninklijk Paleis in Amsterdam, President Gašparovič along with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte “… laid a wreath at the National Monument on the Dam …”
Later in the afternoon, Her Majesty and President Gašparovič “… toured the restoration workshop at the Rijksmuseum …” In the evening, Her Majesty hosted a state banquet in honor of President Gašparovič’s visit.