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Philippe, king of Belgium

Date: May 23, 2016

Place: Royal Palace of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium

Alibaba appeal: Global leaders make time for Jack Ma

Belgian King Philippe holds a party for Jack Ma in Royal Palace of Laeken, Brussels, Belgium, May 23, 2016. [Photo /VCG]

Being invited by Belgium's King Philippe, Jack Ma visited the Royal Palace of Laeken to have lunch with the king and to attend an elite party on May 23, 2016.

During the visit, Ma announced that Alibaba will set up an office in Brussels, recommend Belgium beers on the first ever Tmall International Wine & Spirits Festival on September 9, and promote Belgium chocolate during Singles' Day shopping spree, according to a report of

Before this meeting, King Philippe had met twice with Jack Ma at Davos World Economic Forum. And when King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited China last June, they also organized a meeting with Ma.

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