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Her Majesty the Queen Mother in Belgium

Oct 23, 2010

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck visited Brussels, Belgium on Tuesday.

Her Majesty was received at the Brussels airport by Ambassador Sonam Tobden Rabgye and officials of the Royal Bhutanese Embassy.

Her Majesty the Queen Mother was received by Her Majesty Queen Paola of Belgium and Her Royal Highness Princess Claire at the Royal Castle in Laeken. Her Majesty Queen Paola visited Bhutan in November 2009. It is the first Royal Visit from Bhutan to Belgium following the establishment of diplomatic relations between the two countries in 2009.

Her Majesty the Queen Mother Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck is the Patron of the Tarayana Foundation and in that capacity is also briefly visiting France, Italy and Sweden.

The Tarayana Foundation was established in 2003 and is dedicated to supporting people facing socio-economic difficulties particularly in the rural areas.

The Royal visit is expected to expose a select group of institutions and individuals in Europe to the workings of the Tarayana Foundation, share experiences and lead to a series of initiatives and projects that would directly contribute and benefit the village communities in rural Bhutan.

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