Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium Visits Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

astridOn April 24, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, in her capacity as Special Representative of the Partnership ‘Roll Back Malaria’, arrived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to begin her three-day visit on the occasion of World Malaria Day.

The princess and her delegation were invited to visit the mainland southeast Asian country by the Minister of Health and the World Health Organization (WHO).  Tomorrow, Princess Astrid and her delegation will “…participate in various festivities on the occasion of World Malaria Day and launch the WHO’s Emergency Response to Artemisinin Resistance in the Greater Mekong Sub-Region (ERAR)…” according to the Belgian royal court.

Prior to her departure to Cambodia, Princess Astrid met with Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan at the Imperial Palace as well as with His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan at Togu Palace in Tokyo.