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Visit to Kuala Lumpur underway

Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mette-Marit has travelled to Kuala Lumpur in Malaysia to take part in the global conference Women Deliver on 28-30 May. At a youth pre-conference on 27 May, the Crown Princess discussed women’s issues with young leaders.

27.05.2013

In her capacity as a Special Representative for UNAIDS, Crown Princess Mette-Marit took part in a roundtable discussion with young leaders from around the world to explore issues relating to the health and reproductive rights of young women, including from an HIV/AIDS-related perspective.

Briefing on HIV in Southeast Asia

Following the discussion, Crown Princess Mette-Marit invited young people from UNAIDS to summarise a planning meeting of the newly-established UNAIDS Youth Advisory Forum held recently in Tunisia. The advisory forum is a direct result of the Crown Princess’s efforts to strengthen youth leadership in general, and within UNAIDS in particular.

Afterwards, the Crown Princess met with representatives of HIV-positive women and AIDS workers in Malaysia and Southeast Asia. She was given a briefing on the HIV/AIDS situation in the region, with special focus on the challenges facing young women.

Tea with the prime minister’s wife

Crown Princess Mette-Marit concluded her day with a visit to the official residence of the Prime Minister of Malaysia, where she was invited to tea by the prime minister’s wife Datin Paduka Seri Rosmah Mansor.

The wife of the prime minister is the patron of the Malaysian AIDS Council.