State visit to South Africa

His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima will pay a state visit to the Republic of South Africa, at the invitation of President Cyril Ramaphosa. The visit will take place from Wednesday 18 to Friday 20 October 2023. The King and Queen will be accompanied on their visit by Minister of Foreign Affairs Wopke Hoekstra.

The state visit will celebrate the excellent ties and equal partnership between our countries, focusing on sustainable and inclusive growth, cultural cooperation and knowledge exchange.

In parallel with the state visit, Minister of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality Piet Adema will head an economic mission centring on future-oriented agriculture and horticulture, green hydrogen and circular waste management. A parallel knowledge mission will be headed by Minister of Education, Culture and Science Robbert Dijkgraaf.

Government Information Service, no. 197