On January 16, 2014, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan met with the Prime Minister of Israel, Mr. Benjamin Netanyahu, at Al-Hummar Palace in Amman.
During their important meeting discussions focused on “…developments in the peace process in the light of the ongoing negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis sponsored by the U.S. administration…” according to Petra News.
On Thursday, January 16, 2014, His Majesty King Harald V of Norway attended the opening of the Norges Miljø og Biovitenskapelige Universitet (Norwegian Life Sciences Royal University) in the municipality of Ås.
On Thursday, January 16, 2014, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias arrived at the Monasterio de Yuste in Cuacos de Yuste to preside over the Premio Europeo Carlos V.
The winner of the award went to the President of the European Commission, Mr. José Manuel Durão Barroso, for his:
“…career, his commitment to the European unification policy, his work in the interest of citizen participation in the process of European integration, and his commitment to bringing Europe closer to its citizens, seeking always the common good above individual interests.”
On January 16, 2014, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium arrived at the WIELS: Centre d’art Contemporain to view the exhibition entitled, Walter Swennen: So Far, So, Good.
According to the official website for the WIELS the exhibition:
“…combines a careful selection of Walter Swennen’s paintings from the early 1980s until now, as well as smaller works on paper and more unconventional supports. It is the most comprehensive presentation of his work ever, as it consists of over 130 works loaned from 75 public and private collections.
Through the works the exhibition explores two questions which have spurred Swennen on over the past three decades, however much his answers may have varied over that period: what to paint? And how?”
On January 13, 2014, the Fondation Tumulong and l’AMADE Monaco hosted a benefit concert, under the patronage of Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover, at the Musée Océanographique de Monaco.
The concert entitled, Concert for the Philippines, raised money for the victims affected by Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) which ravaged the island nation, killing as well as injuring thousands on November 8, 2013.