King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima began the third and final day of their state visit in Alverca, north of Lisbon. There they visited OGMA, Indústría Aeronáutica de Portugal. Following a tour of the hangars, the royal couple spoke with the companies taking part in the parallel trade mission about opportunities for Dutch-Portuguese cooperation in aircraft manufacturing and maintenance and airport development.
The King and Queen then continued to the National Fire Service College in Sintra, where firefighters receive senior fire officer training with the help of simulation software developed in Delft. The couple then visited the National Palace of Sintra in the town’s historic center. Over the centuries the 14th-century palace with its characteristic chimneys was the residence of Portuguese monarchs.
In the afternoon the state visit ended in the coastal town of Cascais with a reception for the Dutch community in Portugal. Here the King and Queen met Dutch nationals living and working in Portugal.
An eventful and successful state visit that I’m sure will reap fruit for both countries.
OGMA, Indústría Aeronáutica de Portugal
National Fire Service College + National Palace of Sintra
Reception for Dutch Nationals + Farewell
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