Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie arrived in Seoul, South Korea earlier today. They are accompanied by Ministers Etienne Schneider and Francois Bausch and a large (60+) delegation representing more than 30 businesses.
The first day of the visit was pretty slow to allow the travel weary guests time to rest. Guillaume and some of the guests attended a dinner hosted by Luxembourg's Honorary Consul Young-Chul Hong in the evening. You can find visuals of the dinner and the friendly welcome that some of the guests received at the airport over at Tageblatt.
One of the highlights of the visit will be when Guillaume and Stephanie visit the demilitarized zone between North and South Korea to lay flowers at the War Memorial of Korea. Additionally, the couple and the delegation will visit various businesses and participate in workshops designed to bring representatives of local businesses together with those from Luxembourg.
South Korea is an important economic partner for Luxembourg. In 2012 Luxembourg's exports to South Korea reached 41.5 million Euro (54 million USD).
The delegation will depart for Tokyo, Japan on Wednesday.
Sources: Wort, Luxembourg for Business, Tageblatt