FAI President attends royal New Year’s reception in the Netherlands

2017 01_24_Dutch_RoyalsFAI President Frits Brink took part in a royal New Year’s reception in the Netherlands on 17 January 2017.

Mr Brink was invited by King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix and Princess Margriet of the Netherlands to take part in the Queen’s New Year’s reception.

The festive event took place at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, where the Dutch royal family welcomed cultural and educational leaders from across the Netherlands.


“It was a great honour to attend the event as the President of the FAI and as a Dutchman,” Mr Brink said.

“I am pleased to see that the royal family is supportive of international sports relations and air sports. As a former National Olympic Committee Member it was also truly special to me.”

During his speech, King Willem-Alexander thanked the invitees for their service to society and wished them all the best for the year 2017.

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