March 24, 2017

Mathilde of Belgium in Laos for the UN

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians and Dr. Phankham Viphavanh, Vice-President of Laos – Picture by Place Royale.

20-23 February 2017, Lao People’s Democratic Republic – In her capacity as advocate of the goals of sustainable development of the UN, HM The Queen of the Belgians, Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium, is in Laos for an official three-day long tour to examine the field projects favouring the advancement of women and children’s rights.

Queen Mathilde was received at the Presidential Palace by Vice-President of Laos, Dr. Phankham Viphavanh, followed by a visit to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wherein she was received by Deputy Minister Khamphao Ernthavanh, and then Dr. Inlavanh Keobounphanh, from the Lao Women’s Union.

For further information:

http://www.rtl.be/info/belgique/famille-royale/la-reine-mathilde-a-atterri-au-laos-voici-ce-qu-elle-va-y-faire-video–892916.aspx

http://www.diplomatmagazine.nl/2016/01/24/sustainable-development-goals-advocates/

Lao Embassy to the EU, the Benelux countries (HE Ambassador Khamkheuang Bounteum): http://www.ambalao.be

 

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