Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik to undertake State Visit to Argentina

Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will undertake a State Visit to Argentina later this winter, it was announced this week.

The Danish royals will arrive on 18 March and spend two days in Buenos Aires before visiting Tandil, Necochea and Tres Arroyos on their last day in the country.

Upon arrival in Buenos Aires, Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik will be officially welcomed by President Mauricio Macri, who will host an official luncheon for them and the business delegation.

The royals will “participate in a number of events, which include the opening of a Danish business conference, company visits and participation in cultural programme items” throughout their visit, read the official press release.

The purpose of a Danish State Visit, according to the Royal House, “is to establish, strengthen and promote the relations between the countries, and to develop social, business and cultural relations.”

Representatives from twenty-five companies will join Queen Margrethe and Crown Prince Frederik on the State Visit as the visit is also billed as a business promotional campaign.

“Argentina increasingly demands Danish technology and know-how, and, with the business promotional campaign’s focus on processing equipment for agriculture and food production, sustainable energy, water and healthcare, the state visit will give the companies the opportunity to demonstrate a number of effective and resource-saving Danish technologies within the focus sectors to the Argentine market,” according to the Royal House.

The visit on the last day, to Tandil, Necochea and Tres Arroyos, will focus more on the cultural ties between Denmark and Argentina, as many Danish people emigrated in the 1800s and 1900s and settled in the area.

“Here, the Danish descendants are well-integrated into the Argentine society, and many have maintained a connection to Denmark through language, culture, religion and family ties.”

Queen Margrethe is a widely travelled monarch who has visited 53 nations during her reign. Her last outgoing State Visit occurred in 2017 when she visited Ghana.

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