The Mayor of Leuven Mohamed Ridouani (socialist) told VRT News that “The Sultan was escorted to Brussels Airport this morning. He said that he had appreciated the hospitality he had been shown in Leuven”.
During his time in Leuven the Sultan hired the whole of the 4 star hotel The Fourth on the city’s central market square for himself and his entourage. The hotel cancelled all reservation that had been made by people wishing to stay there between the end of last week and the end of January in order to accommodate the Sultan.
There were some raised eyebrows about the fact that two cars used to transport the Sultan were parked on the central market square, where parking is usually prohibited. However an exception was made for the Sultan for “security reason”