21 March 2019 - 8h46
This Sunday, the Prince and Princess Charlene will welcome in the late morning Xi Jinping, President of the People’s Republic of China and Peng Liyaun, First Lady. A busy programme for the presidential couple, who will also meet in the late afternoon, Emmanuel Macron, President of the French Republic.
After the review of the troops, a private meeting awaits the princely and presidential couples at the Salon des Familles inside the Palace. Then, the Chinese President will officially sign the Register of Heads of State and will pose with the First Lady alongside Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene for the official photo.
Subsequently, the two heads of state will participate in a bilateral meeting in the presence of Chinese and Monegasque delegations. Together they will address economic and environmental issues. At the same time, Princess Charlene and Peng Liyuan will attend a short recital given in the Salle des Gardes by Chinese-Canadian violinist Zhang Zhang. Next, lunch will be held in the Salle du Trône in the presence of the princely and presidential couples, princesses Caroline of Hanover and Stephanie and the two delegations. Finally, the dancers of the folk group “La Palladienne” will welcome the guests in the Salon Bleu where students of the high school Albert Ier, who study Chinese, will interpret in Mandarin a play.
The Chinese President and the First Lady will then go to Beaulieu, meeting Emmanuel Macron, where other activities, including dinner, await them, on this occasion will be presented the solar boat of the French company SeaZen.
©Axel Bastello Palais Princier
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