It is in Egypt and Jordan that the crown prince of the British crown and his wife Duchess Camilla have decided to go, for their first trip abroad since the Covid-19 pandemic.
Affirming important diplomatic ties
From November 16 to 18, Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla will first go on an official visit to Amman in Jordan. According to a statement from the royal couple, the trip aims to “underline the importance that Her Majesty’s Government places on its close ties with Jordan, which is underpinned by the countries’ deep security cooperation and the long-standing relationship between the two Royal Families”.
The next day, Friday, Nov. 19, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will spend a day in Cairo, Egypt, to “highlight the country’s close relationship with the UK, and will provide an opportunity to demonstrate Egypt’s growing commitment to protecting the environment“, according to the same release.
These destinations are not insignificant, as Jordan and Egypt are the first two countries Prince Charles has visited since the Covid-19 crisis, at the request of the British government.
Discussing climate and societal challenges
Environmental news has been particularly busy in recent weeks, with the Saudi green initiative held in Riyadh last weekend, and the COP26 which will take place in Glasgow from October 31 to November 12. Egypt was recently named as the host country for COP27 in 2022, making Africa’s largest country an important interlocutor for climate issues, which have been at the heart of international topics in recent months.
In Jordan, the Prince will also meet with representatives of international humanitarian organizations and NGOs involved in the reception of refugees in the Hashemite Kingdom, including the UNHCR (United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees) and the International Rescue Committee, of which Prince Charles has become the first patron.
Duchess Camilla will be present at a meeting on the importance of education for young girls in the region.