H.S.H. Prince Albert II’s visit to Asia

H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco is to visit East Timor, Sarawak and Singapore from 17th to 23rd April. The visit will reinforce the Principality’s international action within the areas of cooperation, the protection of the environment and the promotion of sport.

Upon his arrival in Singapore on Thursday 17th April, the Sovereign Prince will be invited to dinner by H.E. Mr Sellapan Rama Nathan, President of the Republic of Singapore.

On Friday 18th April, the Sovereign Prince will leave for East Timor, where a reception in his honour will be given by H.E. Mr José Ramos Horta, President of the Republic of East Timor. The Prince will also attend a presentation of “Peace and Sport” at the University of Dili.

On Saturday 19th April, the Sovereign Prince will officially unveil the “Prince Rainier III” maternity unit in Same. He will then go to the Governor’s Palace to meet Mr Kay Rala Xanana Gusmao, the Prime Minister. The Prince will then open a “Youth Centre” in the Bekora district.

H.S.H. Prince Albert II will be visiting the Sultanate of Sarawak where he will be a guest at a dinner hosted by the Prime Minister, Mr Yang Amat Berhormat Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud. On Sunday 20th April and the morning of Monday 21st April, the Sovereign Prince will visit the Gunung Mulu National Park before leaving for Singapore.

On Tuesday 22nd April, H.S.H. Prince Albert II will attend the opening of the “Global Business Summit for the Environment” before visiting the “Climate Change” exhibition in the Singapore Science Center.

In the evening, H.S.H. Prince Albert II will attend the Gala Evening “Champion of the Earth” organised by UNEP. He is to be the prize winner for Europe.

On Wednesday 23rd April the Sovereign Prince will be meeting Mr S. Iswaran, Minister of State for commerce and industry. He will then visit the INSEAD university campus to talk with students.

The Sovereign Prince will conclude his trip by presiding over the Prince Albert II of Monaco Foundation’s fundraising evening.

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