MRS PUTIN, MRS LAURA BUSH, MRS BARROSO AND MRS CHIRAC MEET
WITH HRH CROWN PRINCESS KATHERINE IN PARIS
Paris 18 January 2007 - HRH Crown Princess Katherine accepted
the invitation of Mrs. Bernadette Chirac, wife of French President and HM Queen
Silvia of Sweden and joined the International Reunion of The International
Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (ICMEC) www.icmec.org supporting the
combat against child exploitation held in the Elysee Palace.
HRH Crown Princess Katherine had the opportunity to speak
with HM Queen Silvia of Sweden, Mrs. Laura Bush, the first lady of the United
States, Mrs. Lyudmila Putin, the first lady of Russia, Mrs. Suzanne Mubarak, the
first lady of Egypt, HM Queen Paola of Belgium, Mrs. Margarida Sousa Barroso,
wife of the President of the European Union Commission, HE Mrs. Valentina
Matvienko, Governor of Saint Petersburg and Poland's former first lady Jolanta
Kwasniewska, exchanging views and opinions how they can unite and organize
themselves in order to help the victims of child abuse and abductions.
This was the unique chance for HRH Crown Princess Katherine
to elaborate on the situation in Serbia, and the efforts that she has made in
cooperation with the Serbian Government with the aim of improving the
humanitarian situation in Serbia.
"Safe Houses are of utmost importance for the safety of
children, and it is crucial for children to be aware of them," – emphasized
Crown Princess Katherine and pointing out that all the ladies present at this
Reunion agreed on launching the Central Place in Europe where would be educated
and trained those who would help in developing the SOS Child line project,
initiated by HRH Crown Princess Katherine in October 2005.