His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan met with the Palestinian President, Mr. Mahmoud Abbas, this morning in Amman. The two leaders discussed ways to achieve peace between the Palestinians and Israelis and the Syrian crisis.
Later in the evening, His Majesty accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan arrived at the Vatican to begin their brief visit. His Holiness Pope Francis will hold an audience with His Majesty King Abdullah II on Thursday to discuss various issues including “…ways to enhance Muslim and Christian cooperation and dialogue, the latest developments in the Middle East, and bilateral relations…” according to Petra News.
On Tuesday, August 27, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan enjoyed a friendly game of Tennis whilst on holiday in Karuizawa, Kitasaku District in the Nagano Prefecture.
On the afternoon of August 28, 2013, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway arrived at the Akershus Festning in Oslo to officially open the Sculpture Park. The artworks within the park were designed by various Norwegian youths.
Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands attended an early evening concert, held at the Koninklijk Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, on August 28, 2013.
The princess along with hundreds of lucky guests listened as the European Union Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Mr. Thomas Søndergård, performed various works by the late composers, Mr. Igor Stravinsky, and Mr. Hector Berlioz.
On the morning of Wednesday, August 28, 2013, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands arrived in Den Haag to attend the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of the Vredespaleis (Peace Palace).
During today’s event His Majesty along with hundreds of guests listened to various speeches from Dutch Prime Minister, Mr. Mark Rutte, as well as from the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander also received the centenary commemorative book, TheBuildingofPeace: A Hundred Years of Work on Peace Through Law, ThePeacePalace1913–2013.
The book distributed by Eleven International Publishing:
“…examines the existence and the legitimacy of the Peace Palace with an open, inquiring gaze. New historical research describes in detail how this icon of international law, and the institutions that it houses, have survived the past century, with all of their bruises and successes.
Major authors from different continents have written personal contributions, an extensive photo series shows what happens inside the walls of the Peace Palace over the course of a year, and an expert in the field of international law takes the reader inside and discusses the image and self-image of the institutions in the Peace Palace, on the basis of personal observations.”