On March 18, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium continued their six-day visit to Thailand.
This morning Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde, accompanied by their business delegation, attended a meeting a with the Thai Minister of Commerce, Mr. Boonsong Teryapirom, at the St. Regis Hotel. The meeting, under the theme Thailand at a Glance, focused on the “…macro-economic context of Thailand, the Thai trade policy and investment opportunities.”
Afterward, the prince and his delegation attended “…presentation by AGEAS with the Thai Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Finance.” After a luncheon at the St. Regis Prince Philippe attended yet another boring meeting entitled, Agro-Food Possibilities in Thailand, with the Minister of Agriculture and Cooperatives.
Meanwhile, Princess Mathilde was having the time of her life when she attended the opening of the exhibition, Three Colors of Belgium, held at the Bangkok Art and Culture Center. Soon, the princess attended a luncheon with “…Thai and Belgian business women…” and participated in a roundtable meeting “…on microfinance in Thailand with representatives from the Asian Development Bank…”
In the late afternoon Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde met with the Prime Minister of Thailand, Ms. Yingluck Shinawatra. The day ended with a gala reception and dinner at the Government House in Bangkok.