Queen Letizia is in Senegal for a 4 days long Cooperation visit. She started her 1st day in the republic with a meeting with AECID major actors.
The meeting was held at the Technical Cooperation Office of the AECID with the objective to know firsthand the work of the Spanish Cooperation in Senegal.
After meeting Letizia discovers a plaque commemorating his visit to the Technical Cooperation Office (OTC) of the AECID.
Later in the morning, Queen Letizia visited “Aula Cervantes” located in the Campus of the Cheikh Anta Diop University of Dakar (UCAD), the country’s main university.
In the campus, Queen was informed about the work of the Cervantes Institute in Senegal. She also held a meeting with Rector of the UCAD and other academic authorities.
During the visit, Letizia met with students and teachers of Spanish. Her Majesty the Queen also visited the exhibition of the first edition of the “Africa Art Box” contest, a digital art contest.
“Senegal is the tenth country in the world with the highest number of Spanish students: every year approximately 200,000 young people study Spanish, together with high school and university students. The “Aula Cervantes” consists of a building with a multimedia room (with publications and audiovisual and digital resources), an office and a meeting room, all within a landscaped area of 500 m2, in which a stage has been built to be able to perform a wide range of outdoor cultural events. This Classroom was created by virtue of the collaboration agreement signed in May 2009 by the UCAD and the Cervantes Institute, and was opened to the public in April 2010.”
In the afternoon, the first lady of the Republic of Senegal, Marième Faye, offered a lunch in honour of the Queen at Terrou-Bi hotel.
After lunch, the next stop of the day was the Red Cross Headquarters. The “Contribution Project for the dissemination and protection of the rights of women in Dakar and Thiès, Senegal” was presented with the support of the Spanish Red Cross.
The project aims to reduce the vulnerability of women and girls and promote their empowerment. The Association of Women Lawyers of Senegal, through its network of “Boutiques of Droit”, advises and accompanies cases filed by women in matters as diverse as: divorce, gender violence, rape, incest, abandonment of family, corruption of minors, civil registry, inheritance, property law, early marriage, etc.
The last event of today’s itinerary was the Residence of the Embassy of Spain in Senegal, where Spanish Queen had a meeting with members of the Spanish community linked to cooperation in the country.
For the first day of the visit, Queen chose 2 different looks perfectly suitable for the itinerary of the day. Earlier in the morning, Queen chose a business look from Hugo Boss that she first debuted during her trip to Puerto Rico in March 2016.
The pantsuit consists of a Light grey Boss ‘Kamalia’ Fitted Blazer with Metal Detail. The solid-coloured blazer by BOSS is made in a stretchy fabric blend with new wool. The fitted cut and deep neckline give this single-breasted blazer its unmistakable feminine character.
For the lunch and afternoon visit, Queen Letizia changed her outfit to Carolina Herrera Pre-Fall 2015 green patterned dress, first worn last April in Japan.
The dress features a stitched detailing in contrast at the waistline with a pleated skirt.