Princess Mary and Prince Frederik will visit Saudi Arabia

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark will visit Saudi Arabia and Qatar on February 28 in order to strengthen commercial relations between two countries and to have talks about business activities. The visit will begin on February 28 and finishes on March 3. Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kristian Jensen, Minister of Environment and Food, Eva Kjer Hansen, and Minister of Health Sophia Lohde and representatives of 4 Danish companies will accompany the crown prince couple. Crown Princess Mary will have the chance to attend a meeting with Saudi business women. Crown Princess will also visit the King Khaled Foundation. The King Khaled Foundation is on an equivalent position with Mary Foundation.

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  1. Of all the countrys in the world maybe this is not the best decision?

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    1. Solche Reisen sind wohlüberlegt ausgesucht.
      Freue mich schon auf die Bilder.

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  2. SA cut ties with Iran literally days ago, seems to be seeking middle ground in relations with the West amid radicalization of region. Women awarded the right to vote in Dec 2015 in SA, for example. Very astute move on the part of Denmark, and who better to pay a visit than the hereditary house, a tradition which SA can relate well. Bravo!

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    1. Human rights organizations, such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, have repeatedly expressed concerns regarding human rights in Saudi Arabia, concerns that have been rebuffed by the Saudi government. Sharia Law is also practiced in Saudi Arabia.The country is also criticised for its capital punishment, which is condemned internationally because of the wide range of crimes which can result in the death penalty. It is usually carried out by public beheading and sometimes crucifixion. It applies even to individuals who were under the age of 18 at the time of their alleged crimes, which is a violation of international law. The death penalty can be imposed for a wide range of offences including murder, rape, armed robbery, repeated drug use, apostasy, adultery, witchcraft and sorcery and can be carried out by beheading with a sword, stoning or firing squad, followed by crucifixion. The last reported execution for sorcery took place in September 2014. Retaliatory punishments, or Qisas, are practised: for instance, an eye can be surgically removed at the insistence of a victim who lost his own eye. Families of someone unlawfully killed can choose between demanding the death penalty or granting clemency in return for a payment of diyya (blood money), by the perpetrator.Repeated theft can be punishable by amputation of the right hand. Homosexual acts are punishable by flogging or death.Atheism or "calling into question the fundamentals of the Islamic religion on which this country is based" is considered a terrorist crime. Lashings are a common form of punishment and are often imposed for offences against religion and public morality such as drinking alcohol and neglect of prayer and fasting obligations. Limitations on women's rights in Saudi Arabia make it the only country where women are not permitted to drive.

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    2. you forgot to mention the execution of 47 prisoners convicted of terrorism charges as they say, among them children. also it is known now that KSA and Qatar are deep down into funding ISIS .
      Anyway, money is king nowadays. we can look the other way.

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    3. Diplomacy is about finding commonalities and negotiating. A diplomatic engagement isn't saying that the parties agree, it's that they want to find commonality and compromise for mutual benefit. International relations is not the same as interpersonal relations. Not that I condone any of the human rights violations by SA.

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  3. This is not good at all! They have nothing to do there.Very odd country to make a visit in and for what?
    There is one thing if it is a minister or some one else imported politician,but sending two dolls to smile .....very strange choice of I must say.

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  4. Freue mich schon auf die Bilder von dort.

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  5. It's a political decision to bring Frederik and Mary along to SA. I don't know if they could decline to come along if they really wanted to, but here in DK they are critisised for going there, and the politicians are critisised for going there and for bringing Frederik and Mary along, but I quess money is more important to them :-(

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    1. Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik have made at least two state vists to China (1979 and 2014) and President Hu was received by the royal couple when he visited Denmark. Crown Prince Frederik was in Beijing for the Olympic Games and again with Princess Mary in 2012. Prince William visited China in 2015 and met with President Xi Jinping. I don't know if those visits were so strongly questioned as Prince Frederik's proposed one to SA, but there is capital punishment for a wide variety of crimes in China (by the way, also in respectable countries like Japan and the US) and the respect of Human Rights is nonexistent.

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