Madrid - King Felipe VI of Spain, who was enthroned this Thursday, reaffirmed his country's "will" to "collaborate closely with Arab, Mediterranean and Mid-eastern countries.
Madrid – King Felipe VI of Spain, who was enthroned this Thursday, reaffirmed his country’s “will” to “collaborate closely with Arab, Mediterranean and Mid-eastern countries.
Citing “long-standing” ties with these countries, the new King of Spain said in his coronation speech, Spain has the capacity to be the privileged interlocutor (of these countries) on the basis of respect and will to collaborate in all fields of common interest and on international issues.
He underlined that these regions “have a strategic political and economic importance” for his country whose duty is to “contribute to a strong and united Europe that preserves social cohesion, consolidates its status in the world and reinforces its leadership based on democratic values”.
Flanked by his family and before Spain’s Parliament, Felipe VI was formally proclaimed the new King of Spain Thursday, following the abdication of his father, Juan Carlos.