Thursday, May 24, 2007

Celebrating the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix

Netherlands Consul General Dirk Jan Kop, right, his wife and Hyogo Vice Gov. Tomio Saito pose for a snapshot during a reception held at the Kobe Bay Sheraton Hotel on April 26 to celebrate the birthday of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix.
The consul general has emphasized in his speech that relations between the royal families of both countries have become closer and that friendship between the two countries have been developed through economic and cultural exchanges. His speech was followed by a congratulatory address by Vice Gov. Saito.