maandag 5 oktober 2015

Incoming State Visit #2: Turkish state visit to Belgium

5 October - 6 October 2015

Monday 5th of October 2015

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey and his wife Emine Erdogan were on a two day state visit to Belgium.

Laurence de Ghellinck accompanied Mrs Erdogan during the entire visit.

They were received in an official ceremony by King Philippe and queen Mathilde.


Mathilde was accompanied by an interpreter and by her lady-in-waiting, Clotilde Boël.

Tuesday 6th of October 2015

King Philippe and queen Mathilde hosted a lunch for the Turkish presidential couple at Laken castle.

The king, the queen and all the guests were made to wait for more than 90 minutes by the Turkish president ... A sad record according to Pierre Warnauts, chef du protocole of the royal palace.

In the evening both couples were present at Bozar in Brussels for the opening of "Europalia Turkey".

Both Clotilde Boël and Laurence de Ghellinck assisted Mathilde and her Turkish guests.

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