King William-Alexander and Queen Maxima have simply concluded their state go to to Berlin. The royal couple did this with blended emotions. Thanks for it could proceed, however they’re additionally offended and shocked by Peter R. De Vries’ assault.
“We nonetheless cannot surrender what occurred to Peter R. de Vries”, the king started his closing speech. “Now we have allowed state visits to proceed so far as potential, and we’re additionally grateful that that is potential underneath the relevant COVID-19 restrictions.”
The king and queen reiterated their assaults on prison reporters:
Quickly after performing on the Royal Live performance Corridor Orchestra, the royal couple acquired information about De Vries. “That is our first time Attended one other live performance. Then you definitely stroll from such a wonderful second into such a cave,” mentioned the king.
When the lawyer Derk Wiersum (2019) and the politician Pim Fortuyn (2002) had been shot, the king was additionally overseas. “You’re feeling determined and helpless. That feeling occurred to me once more.” The king mentioned that he had not thought-about ending the state go to. “The state go to is a severe go to. It’s a good factor to finish the work and proceed.”
The go to to Berlin ended a sequence of visits to the German federal states that started in 2013. In response to the king, this implies visiting completely different Germany with a unique mindset, equivalent to doing enterprise.
He believes that this state go to is essential for increasing and deepening relations with Germany. “There are enormous alternatives. Germany can present the Netherlands with numerous issues, and vice versa. We’re companions in Europe and the world.”
Willem-Alexander additionally mentioned the advantages of state visits and enterprise visits to the Netherlands. “It won’t instantly generate the euro, however will set up connections. For instance, small and medium-sized enterprises can even comply with. These folks don’t even think about going to Germany to do enterprise. However we solely open the door and do the remaining by ourselves. Lovely issues are identical to that Created.”
When requested, the king additionally mentioned that his three daughters had been vaccinated. Beginning in early July, younger folks between the ages of 12 and 17 can obtain the Pfizer/BioNTech vaccine: