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Queen Beatrix visits Dubai

Queen Beatrix and Willem-Alexander and Máxima arrived in Dubai on the second day of their official state visit to the United Arab Emirates.

The Dutch Queen and her accompanying delegation were welcomed by Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, on Monday at Zaabeel Palace.

During the meeting, they reviewed the relations of friendship and cooperation between the UAE and the Netherlands and discussed ways of strengthening them at various levels.

Shaikh Mohammad reaffirmed the importance of Queen Beatrix’s visit, which sets up opening wider avenues of cultural, political and economic cooperation between the two nations.

Queen Beatrix praised the UAE and the qualitative urban development its witnessing under the its wise leadership, and pointed out Dubai’s global reputation and success story, which she said have become a model for development on the national level.

HRH Willem-Alexander Prince of Orange and his spouse HRH Princess Maxima of the Netherlands also attended the meeting.