It was the Queen Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz the great protagonist of the celebrations for the National Day of Belgium at MilanoExpo2015. The ceremony was attended by the Commissioner General of Expo Milano 2015, Bruno Pasquino and the Undersecretary for Foreign Affairs, Benedetto Della Vedova. For the occasion, the national anthems were played live by two well-known musicians Ning Kam violin and piano by Liebrecht Vanbeckevoort.
Addressing the sovereign, Pasquino praised the commitment of Belgium in international cooperation, particularly relevant to this World Expo, “as it is focused on projects of responsibility and sustainability, applied to development policies, of which Belgium is one of the strongest examples “.
Queen Mathilde has focused her speech on the importance of the theme of Expo Milano 2015 “Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life”: “This is a very topical issue. It offers the opportunity to discuss this key issue and to seek new solutions. “ Her Highness also quoted data from an emergency continues, with as many as 795 million malnourished people in the world and placing high expectations in the new post-2015 development agenda.
“In the Belgian pavilion will breathe creativity, innovation and sustainability,” concluded Queen Mathilde.
Subsequently, the delegation made a stop at the Belgian Pavilion and Italian Palace , with the official dinner. Throughout the day were also provided songs and festivities.