Crown Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, together with her husband Prince Klaus, arrived at Abidjan, capital of the Ivory Coast, on Friday (5 January) and paid a courtesy call on President Felix Houphouet-Boigny.
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ARRIVAL OF ROYAL COUPLE PAYING COURTESY CALL ON PRESIDENT HOUPHOUET-BOIGNY: ROYAL FLAG OF THE NETHERLANDS: ROYAL COUPLE AND PRESIDENT SEATED TOGETHER IN PALACE.
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Background: Crown Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, together with her husband Prince Klaus, arrived at Abidjan, capital of the Ivory Coast, on Friday (5 January) and paid a courtesy call on President Felix Houphouet-Boigny. The Ivory Coast and the Netherlands have close commercial ties. Relations between their governments have always been friendly.
Prince Klaus served as secretary at the West German Embassy in the Ivory Coast for three years before marrying Princess Beatrix in 1966.
SYNOPSIS: Crown Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands together with her husband, Prince Klaus, arrived in Abidjan, capital of the Ivory Coast on Friday. They paid a courtesy call on President Felix Houphoust-Boigny.
The Royal Couple have met the President before - when he paid an official visit to Holland in June 1970. In addition, Prince Klaus served in Abidjan as a West German diplomat for three years before marrying the Dutch Princess in 1966. The Royal Couple's visit ends on Wednesday morning. It is intended to cement the already friendly relations between Holland and the Ivory Coast; the Dutch are, in fact, the third largest importers of Ivory Coast products. Before they leave the country, the royal visitors will confer with a number of ministers.