Friday, April 5, 2013

Coming Up: State Visit to Austria

A while ago it was announced that Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa would be visiting Austria between 15 April and 17 April, now further plans were released. The couple will be accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean Asselborn and Minister of Economy and Trade Étienne Schneider.

Various political, economic, social and cultural meetings are planned for the time the Grand Ducal Couple stays in Vienna. The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess are in Austria at the invitation of the federal president Heinz Fischer.

Besides the usual state visiting stuff like state banquets and meetings with politicians, the Grand Ducal Couple will be visiting the Schatzkammer and a concert of the Wiener Sängerknaben on the first day.

On the second day they will attend an Austro-Luxembourgish economic forum organised for the occassion, meet with the Executive Director of the United Nations Office against Drugs and Crime as well as different Austrian associations to discuss the integration of immigrants in a globalsed world. They will also be visiting the national library to explore Luxembourg's and Austria's common history.

On the third day, the Grand Duke and the Grand Duchess will be visiting two companies in Linz, the capital of the state of Upper Austria, the Abbey of Melk, one of the the world's most famous monastic sites, and the concentration camp in Mauthausen to honour Luxembourgish victims who died there during the Nazi era.

Source: CGD

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