On the 2nd day of her cooperation trip to Senegal, Queen Letizia visited the city of Ziguinchor. She was there to observe the work carried out by the Spanish Cooperation in the West African country.
The Queen received a gift from a child upon her arrival in Ziguinchor.
Letizia was welcomed by a group of eagerly waiting women at the University.
She was at University of Assane Seck’s Faculty of Medicine, to attend the launch of the Training Project of health agents on female genital mutilation in Casamance, which It has the financing of the AECID.
The Queen attended a presentation of the Health Agent training project on female genital mutilation in Casamance University Faculty of Medicine.
A traditional group of music and dance performed in the welcome celebration of Queen.
Later, the Queen visited the family agroecological farm “Naatangué”, located in the commune of Oussouye, in the region of Casamance.
This agricultural facility is a sample of the work carried out by the AECID with its Senegalese institutional partner, the National Agency for Agricultural Insertion and Development (ANIDA), and is part of the project for “Improvement of Small Family Farms Integrated Naatangue Farms in Casamance”, financed with One million euros for the AECID.
Queen at the family agroecological farm “Naatangué”, during her tour of the growing area.
Letizia met and greeted the cooperators of the project.
Spanish Queen ended her day in Ziguinchor region with a meeting with volunteers in the Casamance area, at the La Paillote hotel, where she was able to talk to them and inform her of the projects that are being carried out in the area.
For the day, 45-year-old stylish Queen of Spain Letizia kept her looks low key. It was perfectly suitable for the sensitive visit.
She wore a khaki green blouse that is yet to be identified and her cream Massimo Dutti crepe trousers.
She paired her outfit with a block heeled oxford shoes that are part of her wardrobe for a long time. She finished her looks with small diamond stud earrings.
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 on March 2016.
The pantsuit consists of Light grey Boss ‘Kamalia’ Fitted Blazer with Metal Detail. The solid-coloured blazer by BOSS made in a stretchy fabric blend with new wool. The fitted cut and deep neckline give this single-breasted blazer its unmistakable feminine character.
Queen Letizia today started her 4 days long cooperation trip to Senegal. On arrival, Spanish Queen was welcomed by the first lady of the Republic of Senegal, Marième Faye.
Letizia will know first-hand the work carried out by the Spanish Cooperation in this country, focused on the promotion of democratic governance, as well as rural development and food and nutrition security, as well as the promotion of the rights of women and gender equality.
Queen Letizia recycled her Hugo Boss ‘Franca’ black and white striped fit and flare cap-sleeved crew-neck dress.