Thursday, October 12, 2017

Third Day, Third Emirate: Guillaume and Stéphanie in the UAE

Photo: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen / SIP
To round off their economic and trade mission to the United Arab Emirates that has also led them to Abu Dhabi and Dubai this week, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie headed to Ras al-Khaimah today. Before visiting the northernmost of the seven emirates, the couple held also met with Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansoori, the UAE's Minister of the Economy, presumably in Dubai. 

In Ras al-Khaimah, the Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess as well as their accompanying delegation were welcomed by Sheikh Khalid bin Said Al Qassimi, son of the emirate's ruler. Together they visited RAK Ceramics, one of the world's leading ceramics brands headquartered in the emirate and also having offices in the Grand Duchy. Afterwards the Luxembourgish delegation also met with Ras al-Khaimah's ruler Sheikh Saud bin Saqr al Qasimi. "During the meeting, they exchanged views on bilateral relations between the two countries and ways to enhance them, especially in the cultural, tourism and trade fields, reflecting the deep friendship and history between the UAE and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg" or so the official press release by the Emiratis said.

The day ended with an economic session organised by the local Chamber of Commerce.

More pictures are available thanks to the Lux government and Tageblatt. RTL offers a video.

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