King Felipe and Queen Letizia are continuing to strengthen relations with Latin America, this time inviting The President of Peru, Ollanta Humala, and First Lady Nadine Heredia to Madrid for a two-day State Visit. It marks the first Peruvian State Visit to Europe in ten years.
The King and Queen gave the pair an official welcome at the Palacio Real de El Pardo. There, Felipe and President Humala inspected the Royal Guard following the national anthems of the two nations.
In the Palacio de la Zarzuela, The King held a meeting with President Humala. Also in attendance were the Spanish Ambassador in Peru, and the Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation from both nations. This was then followed by a luncheon along with Queen Letizia and Nadine Heredia.
That evening, the Royal couple hosted a gala dinner in honour of the President and his wife. At the start of the evening, The King made a speech in which he showed his appreciation for Peru’s efforts to promote ‘social inclusion’. He went on to refer to Peru as ‘a great partner and ally for the present and the future of Spain’.
The second day of the visit was centred on the political links between the two countries with the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, holding a meeting with President Humala. Later in the day, King Felipe and Queen Letizia were honoured at a reception hosted by The President and his wife at the Palacio Real de El Pardo.
Feature photo: Carlos Alvarez