She had a high flying finance career before marrying the King of The Netherlands, and today Queen Maxima went back to her roots during her official visit to Ethiopia.
The monarch paid a visit to the National Bank of Ethiopia and the Ministry of Finance in Addis Ababa as she wrapped up her two-day trip to the East African country.
Donning a beige dress adorned with splatters of vibrant green at the waist, Maxima beamed as she shook hands with official in the Ethiopian capital.
Showing off her penchant for co-ordination, she matched her outfit with a mint green clutch and peep-toe sandals in a similar shade.
Maxima Queen of the Netherlands (pictured) looked elegant on the last day of her two-day trip to Ethiopia where she visited the National Bank and Ministry of Finance
Maxima, 47, also talked about development with the Governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia (not pictured) this morning
Maxima held talks this morning with the Governor of the National Bank of Ethiopia, Dr. Yinager Dessie.
Her visit is part of her duties as UN Secretary General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development, a title she’s held since 2008.
In this role she advises the Secretary General and works worldwide to promote safe and affordable access to financial services for all.
Yesterday, Maxima attended an United Nations conference on development in the morning.
Maxima speaking during the talk with the National Bank of Ehtiopia’s Governor in Addis Ababa this morning (pictured)
Maxima listened carefully during her meeting at the NBE on the second and last day of her Ethiopia tour
She later met with locals at a beer brewery and observed their work in the afternoon, touring the property and chatting with the brewery and farm owner.
Today she is set to meet with several officials, including Ahmed Shide, Minister of Finance and Dr Getahun Mekuria, the Minister of Innovation and Technology.
Queen Maxima visited Ethiopia in December 2013 on behalf on the UN and at this year’s World Economic Forum in Davos she met with Prime Minister Dr Abiy Ahmed.
Maxima (left) met with several officials when she visited the National Bank of Ehtiopia and the Ministry of Finance in Addis Ababa this morning
Ethiopia is a member of the United Nations Economical Commission for Africa, which aims ‘to promote the economic and social development of its members, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development.’ according to its mission statement.
In late 2017 the country launched a national strategy aimed at improving access to financial services for its citizens.
Currently around 65 per cent of the adult population do not have access to financial services such as a bank or savings account, insurance, a loan or digital payment methods, reports the Global Findex 2017.
Maxima stunned with her unusual dress fitted at the waist and splattered with green and rose gold paint (pictured)