Princess Astrid of Belgium has turned 60. A birthday that the sister of the King of the Belgians Philippe celebrated in Atlanta, in full economic mission in the United States for this one.
It is unfortunately not with the family that Princess Astrid of Belgium celebrated her 60th birthday, this Sunday, June 5, 2022. The wife of Prince Lorenz and mother of their five children was thousands of kilometers from her home. The sister of the King of the Belgians Philippe – who is currently in the Congo with Queen Mathilde – is in fact currently in the USA, where she is presiding over a week-long economic mission in his name, “the largest Belgian economic mission never carried out in the United States”, specified the Palace. With three drop points: Atlanta, New York and Boston.
Organized from Saturday 4 to Saturday 11 June by the Foreign Trade Agency, the three regional foreign trade and investment promotion agencies (Flanders Investment & Trade – FIT, hub.brussels and the Walloon Export Agency – AWEX) and the Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs, this mission focuses on many sectors of activity with the aim of strengthening Belgian-American ties. Or: energy, renewable energies and Cleantech; health, life sciences, biotechnology, pharmaceuticals; infrastructure, transport and logistics; artificial intelligence, robotics and aerospace; agri-food; smart economy: digital economy, fintech and e-commerce; architecture and sustainable development; and finally tourism.
Astrid is accompanied by 541 people
The daughter of ex-King Albert II and ex-Queen Paola is accompanied by 541 people, including 459 businessmen and women and representatives of academics and sectoral federations, underlined the Belgian language television channel. Dutch “VRT”. On the political side, are on the trip “Federal Minister David Clarinval, in charge of Foreign Trade – and who replaces Sophie Wilmès, put on leave from her post of Foreign Affairs for family reasons -, the Walloon Minister for the Economy and Foreign Trade Willy Borsus, the Flemish Minister-President Jan Jambon and the Brussels State Secretary for Foreign Trade Pascal Smet”, added the media.
Beginning of the economic mission to the presided over by Princess Astrid, in representation of the King. This is the largest economic mission ever carried out in the United States. It will stop in Atlanta, New York and Boston.#BEmissionUSA pic.twitter.com/QiwKehSGJ0
— Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) June 6, 2022
To review : Princess Astrid met Prince Charles and Princess Anne in London