Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan concluded their two-day official visit to the Netherlands yesterday. They had been invited by His Majesty King Willem-Alexander. It replaced the planned state visit that was due to take place last November.
King Abdullah met Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and members of the Dutch Parliament including the President of the Senate Ankie Broekers-Knol and President of the House of Representatives Khadija Arib. At the same time, Queen Rania and Queen Máxima visited the Mondriaan Regional Training Centre (ROC) in The Hague.
The King and Queen of the Netherlands, King and Queen of Jordan and the Prime Minister of the Netherlands attended lunch alongside the Jordanian delegation where they heard about innovative Dutch solutions.
King Willem-Alexander and King Abdullah then visited the headquarters of the Confederation of Netherlands Industry and Employers (VNO-NCW) to attend a business roundtable alongside Jordanian and Dutch business representatives.
Afterwards, the King of Jordan travelled to the Joint Inspection Centre (JIC) at Amsterdam Airport Schiphol in the last official engagement of the two-day visit. The JIC is where “various enforcement and inspection agencies carry out joint checks of air cargo,” according to the Royal House of the Netherlands. The King was shown how the “partnership between the public and private parties facilitates the swift and safe processing of air cargo.”
King Abdullah later said on Twitter after the trip’s conclusion, “Grateful for the gracious hospitality of Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima, PM Rutte, & the Dutch people. I’m confident that the valuable discussions we’ve had in the Netherlands will propel us towards further economic cooperation & prosperity for our peoples.”
Their Majesties then returned home to Jordan where His Royal Highness Prince Feisal bin Al Hussein was serving as regent in the King’s absence.