On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan arrived in Brussels, Belgium for a visit.
Today, His Majesty attended a luncheon meeting at the Palais de Bruxelles with His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium. During the luncheon the two kings discussed the latest developments in the Middle East, the Syrian crisis and ways to strengthen bilateral ties between Jordan and Belgium.
His Majesty King Abdullah II also visited the headquarters of the European Council. Whilst there His Majesty held a meeting with the President of the European Council, Mr. Herman van Rompuy, and with the President of the European Commission, Mr. José Barroso.
On Wednesday, December 4, 2013, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan continued their six-day visit to India. This afternoon the imperial couple visited the Kalakshetra Art Academy in Chennai.
On the morning of December 4, 2013, Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco officially opened the new Starbucks Monaco located on 1 Promenade Honoré 2 in the Condamine quarter. After the opening the lovely princess was offered a nice warm slice of Carrot cake and a cup of coffee.
Yesterday evening, Princess Charlene accompanied by her brother, Mr. Gareth Wittstock, attended the Soweto Gospel Choir concert held at the Grimaldi Forum.
According to the official website for the Grimaldi Forum the Soweto Gospel Choir:
“…whose patron is Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Desmond Tutu, has met with tremendous success and won many international awards, including two prestigious Grammy Awards in the USA (2007 and 2008) for its albums Blessed and African Spirit.”