Friday, May 17, 2013

Audience Friday

After a Tueday full of audiences, we have a Friday full of audiences as well. While the Grand Duke had two meetings this morning, the Grand Duchess had one.

Photo: Charles Caratini / Cour grand-ducale
To kick off the day, Grand Duke Henri received Hugh Bayley, president of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, at the palais. The NATO PA is currently holding its spring session and a joint meeting with the North Atlantic Council in Luxembourg. For a picture, have a look on the website of the cour.

Afterwards, the Grand Duke welcomed the president of the Republic of Niger Mahamadou Issoufou for an audience. The leader of the Western African nation has recently been touring Europe to meet with different fellow heads of states and governments; he is currently in the Grand Duchy and also met with members of its government. Two pictures are located on the website of the cour.

Photo: Cour grand-ducale
Meanwhile, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, in her capacity as UNICEF Eminent Advocate for Children and Goodwill Ambassador, received Leila Zerrougui, the Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, at the palais. The Grand Duchess also attended a conference entitled "The United Nations and children in armed conflicts" organished at the University of Luxembourg on the occassion of Mrs Zerrougui's visit.

Source: Université de Luxembourg, Cour grand-ducale, NATO Parliamentary assembly

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