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King and Queen of Jordan’s official visit to the Netherlands to take place later this month

Upon the invitation of His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Their Majesties King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan will undertake an official visit to the Netherlands later this month. This visit replaces the planned state visit that was due to take place last November.

A press release from the Dutch Government Information Service (RVD) said that the visit would take place on the 20th and 21st of this month. The Royal Hashemite Court has noted that Their Majesties will arrive in the Netherlands on the 19th.

Various members of Jordanian businesses and government officials will accompany the King and Queen.

King Abdullah is due to meet with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, President of the Dutch Senate Ankie Broekers-Knol, and President of the House of Representatives Khadija Arib. Additionally, there will also be meetings with business leaders, and security and defence experts.

His Majesty will later be the keynote speaker at a meeting with students from across the globe in The Hague at the World Class The Hague programme. It was organised by both the city of The Hague and several Dutch universities.

According to the Royal Hashemite Court, “The visit is aimed at advancing Jordanian-Dutch cooperation in all areas, especially in the economic, commercial, investment, technical education, and ICT fields.

“Jordan also looks to benefit from the Dutch experience in coming up with innovative solutions to deal with challenges related to energy, and food and water security.”

The RVD added, “The official visit confirms the excellent bilateral relations between the Netherlands and Jordan. Both countries work together on the stability of Jordan and the wider region, with particular attention to the reception of Syrian refugees in Jordan…The visit also provides a good opportunity for widening and intensifying economic cooperation.

Both countries are part of the anti-ISIS coalition, and as a result, meetings will take place regarding efforts “to bolster regional security and stability, and fight terrorism.”

Additional information will be released as the date nears.

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