On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium along with His Royal Highness Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, and Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein participated in the annual meeting of the heads of state of German-speaking countries held at the beautiful Schloss Vaduz in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.
Other attendees included the President of the Federal Republic of Germany, Mr. Joachim Gauck, the President of Austria, Mr. Heinz Fischer, and the President of the Swiss Federation, Ms. Simonetta Sommaruga.
During today’s meeting discussions focused on “…current political issues including the current migrant crisis in Europe…” according to the newspaper, Vaterland.
Please click the links below to watch a video as well as to view photos from today’s meeting in Vaduz.
On April 9, 2013, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie Algae of Liechtenstein arrived in Vienna, Austria to begin their one-day official visit.
Upon their arrival at the beautiful Hofburg Palace Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie Algae were welcomed by the President of Austria, Mr. Heinz Fischer and his wife, as well as by several government officials. After the traditional military honors ceremony in the courtyard of the Hofburg the princely couple were ushered into the palace for a brief photo-op. Then, Prince Hans-Adam II and President Fischer accompanied by their delegations participated in a meeting inside the President’s office. Discussions focused on the usual. You know, bilateral and economic relations, etc, etc.
In the afternoon, a luncheon was held in the Prince and Princess’s honor at the palace. Two hours later the princely couple toured Klosterneuburg Abbey and in the evening they, along with Their Serene Highnesses Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, visited the Stadtpalais Liechtenstein in Vienna.
In other news, His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein recently received credentials from the Ambassador of the Principality of Monaco, Ms. Carole Lanteri, at Schloss Vaduz in Liechtenstein. For more information about yesterday’s event please click here.
“…to prepare the Principality of Liechtenstein for austerity and to prepare a balanced budget as soon as possible. The prince warned that forecasts for 2013 show a deficit of 172 million Euros which represents nearly a quarter of spending. The prince exclaimed ‘I see this situation with great concern for the long term good of our country…’
Liechtenstein has a AAA rating by Standard and Poor’s, which recently confirmed its rating with a stable outlook, highlighting that the Principality has stable institutions and a clear political line, which offers a guarantee of control of economic and financial challenges.”
His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtensteinarrived in Tokyo yesterday, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Minister of Finance and Minister of Family Affairs and Gender Equality of the Principality of Liechtenstein, Dr. Klaus Tschütscher, to begin their five-day official visit to Japan.
The purpose of the visit is to “…strengthen the relations between Japan and the Principality of Liechtenstein.”
Any way, this morning Hereditary Prince Alois met with His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito at Togu Palace. Afterward, the two princes visited the National Art Center in Tokyo where they viewed an exhibition entitled, Masterworks from the Collections of the Prince of Liechtenstein.
On September 26, 2012, Their Serene Highnesses Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie along with Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtensteinattended the celebrations of the 150th year of the Landtag of Liechtenstein in Vaduz.