Sunday, January 21, 2018

Grand Duke Arrives to Senegal and Visits Gorée Island

Photo: Julian Warnand / SIP
Earlier today, Grand Duke Henri arrived in Senegal for his three day long official visit. In the early afternoon, the Grand Duke and his accompanying delegation was welcomed at the Léopold Sédar Senghor military airport in Dakar by the President of the Republic of Senegal Macky Sall with several other officials also present. 
Photo: Julian Warnand / SIP
Subsequently, the Grand Duke, accompanied by Ministers Romain Schneider, Carole Dieschbourg, Francine Closener and Senegal's Minister of Culture, Abdou Latif Coulibaly, visited the island of Gorée, a small island just south of Cape Verde Peninsula that was the site of one of the earliest European settlements in Western Africa and long served as an outpost for slave and other trading. The island has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1978. During the visit, Luxembourg's head of state was elevated to the rank of pilgrim-ambassador of the memory of Gorée, the highest distinction of the island, by local mayor Augustine Emmanuel Senghor.
Photo: Jean-Christophe Verhaegen / SIP
Back in the capital Dakar, a reception in the presence of Grand Duke Henri, Romain Schneider, Carole Dieschbourg, Francine Closener, the official and economic delegations and the Luxembourg community in Senegal closed the first day of the official visit.

More pictures and videos are available at the government website, Tageblatt, Wort and RTL.

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