Crown Princess Mary of Denmark looked chic in a loose fitting purple top and cropped black trousers as she met locals at Burkina Faso in West Africa. She is currently in West Africa, where she is focusing her attention on women’s sexual and reproductive health and rights. She was joined by Danish Minister for Foreign Affairs Kristian Jensen, after their planned trip in January was rescheduled.
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The 44-year-old Danish royal was in her stylish self when she chatted with locals. She later changed into a paisley-print dress as she cradled an adorable baby and was chatting animatedly with some women.
The crown princess and Kristian were initially due to visit Burkina Faso in January, but were forced to pull out following a terror attack in Ouagadougou. But this week they were finally able to meet the women and children who are underrepresented. The mother-of-four’s visit attracted the attention of almost everybody in Burkina Faso and she happily chatted with locals before dealing with the task at hand.
“I’m very pleased that the Crown Princess, who is deeply engaged in women's health, and I have managed to depart for Burkina Faso. Denmark supports Burkina Faso because it is one of the world's poorest nations in which thousands of women die in connection with pregnancy and birth every year,” said Kristian, speaking ahead of the much-awaited trip. He added it was completely unacceptable that women were dying in 2016 while giving birth.
The minister tweeted on Wednesday that he was proud to visit the country to support the royal and equality for women and girls. Along with its work to improve childbirth for women, Denmark also focuses on violence against women and gender equality in the nation. The Danish delegation also met Burkina Faso’s president Roch Marc Christian Kaboré, health clinics and human rights organisations.
Denmark has been involved in development in Burkina Faso since 1973 and Jensen is aiming to sign a new five-year aid agreement worth a billion kroner during the visit.