Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain Visits Mozambique. (VIDEOS)

On April 8, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain arrived in Mozambique for a four-day co-operation visit.  The purpose of the visit is to deliver goods as well as to “…learn about the various projects that the Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional para el Desarrollo (AECID) is doing in the country of Mozambique.”

According to the Spanish royal court this is Her Majesty’s the sixth co-operation trip to Africa. Her Majesty, accompanied by her delegation, also transported two tons of pharmaceutical and nutritional products donated by the Foundation Reina Sofía and Laboratorios Normon.

Yesterday, Her Majesty traveled to Manhiça where she visited a research facility and health center which is funded by the AECID.

Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands Attends a Concert in Amsterdam. (VIDEOS)

BeatrixOn the evening of April 10, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the 125th anniversary of the Concertgebouw and the Koninklijk Concertgebouworkest (Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra) in Amsterdam.

Per RVD:

“Under the leadership of chief conductor, Mr. Mariss Jansons, the orchestra played works by Gustav Mahler and Richard Strauss and newly composed music by Bob Zimmerman.  Three soloists celebrated performed this evening: American baritone, Mr. Thomas Hampson, Chinese master pianist, Mr. Lang Lang, and American violinist, Ms. Janine Jansen. The orchestra consists of several musicians from the Vienna Philharmonic, the Berlin Philharmonic and the Bavarian Radio Symphony.”

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News Regarding His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan.

HMKAofJordanOn April 10, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan held an audience with Armenian Apostolic Patriarch of Jerusalem and Jordan, Archbishop Nurhan Manougian, in Amman.  According to the Petra News Agency discussions focused on the preservation of:

“…the Arab, Islamic and Christian identity of Jerusalem, support Jerusalemites and help them in the face of challenges and difficult times they are living through.  His Majesty also stressed his desire to enhance values of tolerance, love, coexistence and brotherhood between Muslims and Christians and maximize what they have in common.”

His Majesty King Abdullah II also held an audience with the Bahraini Foreign Minister, Sheikh Khaled Bin Ahmad Bin Mohammad Al Khalifah.  Discussions focused on “…boosting bilateral ties in various fields between the two countries, the current situation in the Middle East, the Syrian crisis, and efforts to achieve peace in the Middle East.”

Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan Participates in the Opening of the Regional Arab Development Forum.

HerMajestyQueenRaniaOn April 10, 2013, Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan was in Amman to participate in the opening of the:

“….regional Arab Development Forum in Jordan launched by the United Nations Development Group (UNDG) as part of the worldwide U.N.-led consultations on the global development agenda beyond 2015, when the current Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) expire.

The two-day forum will identify regional priorities for the global development framework that will succeed the MDGs framework. Her Majesty is one of two members representing the Arab World on the U.N. High Level Panel advising U.N. Chief Ban Ki-moon on the post-2015 global development agenda.”