Ambassador Morenés Presents Credentials at the White House
Pedro Morenés is the new  Ambassador of Spain in the United States of America. He presented his letters of credence today, Monday, April 24, 2017, to President Donald Trump, the last and necessary requirement to complete his accreditation as Ambassador.
Ambassador Morenés, who was previously Spain's Minister of Defense, was appointed Ambassador to the United States by Spain's Council of Ministers on March 24, 2017.

About Ambassador Morenés

Ambassador Morenés was born in Las Arenas in the province of Biscay in 1948. He obtained a Bachelor of Law from the University of Navarre and a Master's Degree in Ship Management and Economics from the Bremen Institute of Shipping Economics.

He was a member of the maritime law firm AMYA, lawyer of the Astilleros Españoles company, Director of Legal Services of the Division of Naval Construction at the National Industrial Institute, Secretary of the Council and of Legal Matters of Astilleros Españoles, and Astilleros de Talleres del Noroeste, and Commercial Director of the Naval Construction Division of the National Industrial Institute, as well as a member of the Board of Telefónica and Tabacalera. He was Deputy Minister of Defense, Deputy Minister of Security, and Deputy Minister of Science and Technology Policy. He has held the positions of Secretary General of the Círculo de Empresarios Business Circle​, President of the Board of Directors of Construcción Navales del Norte and President of MBDA España and Segur Ibérica. In December of 2011 he was named Minister of Defense.​


  • 25 May @SpainInTheUSA * "Behind the Walls" by Catalan artist Jaume Plensa is on display at @rockcenternyc until June 28! "Sometimes, our h…
  • 25 May @SpainInTheUSA * RT @SpainInTheUSA: 🗳️🇪🇸🇪🇺 #EleccionesAutonómicas y #EUelections2019 #26M El primer día para presentar el voto en el Consulado en Washingto…
  • 24 May @SpainInTheUSA * #DidYouKnow that the 1️⃣st successful trip around the globe began 500 years ago? With the support of the 🇪🇸 Crown,…
  • 24 May @SpainInTheUSA * RT @spaincultureus: The third edition of Spanish Cinema Now is back in Washington, D.C.! 🍿📽 @AFISilver and SPAIN arts & culture co-present…
  • 24 May @SpainInTheUSA * Congratulations to 🇺🇸 writer Siri Hustvedt for being awarded the @fpa 2019 #PrincessAsturiasAward in #Literature! T…
  • 24 May @SpainInTheUSA * RT @MAECgob: 📣 #Elecciones #26M ¡Recuerda! Si eres un elector #CERA y ya has recibido la documentación electoral: 📨 Mañana es el último d…
  • 24 May @SpainInTheUSA * Congrats to @chefjoseandres on his new book, #VegetablesUnleashed - we're sure it'll be a hit! 📚🥕
  • 24 May @SpainInTheUSA * Thank you to Tommy Sheppard from @WashWizards, @mrchrishull from @dcunited, Ramón Alarcón from @RealBetis_en, Nicol…
  • 24 May @SpainInTheUSA * This morning, the Embassy & the #Spanish Institute for Foreign #Trade @InvestInSpain hosted “Creating Synergies Acr…
  • 23 May @SpainInTheUSA * Ambassador Cabanas & Deputy Chief of Mission Cristina Fraile met with @RealBetis_en at the match last night & welco…
  • 23 May @SpainInTheUSA * RT @ChattanoogaFC: DID YOU SEE? @RealBetis took care of business last night against @dcunited. Next up... Chattanooga FC! The green and wh…
  • 23 May @SpainInTheUSA * ⚽ ¡GOOOOOL! 🥅 Check out the goals from last night's @dcunited v. @RealBetis_en. #RealBetis won 2-5!…
  • 23 May @SpainInTheUSA * RT @FAONorthAmerica: Tourism is one of the largest contributor to Spain’s economy, accounting for 12% of the GDP. With a high variety of #g…
  • 23 May @SpainInTheUSA * And it’s begun! 16 minutes in and @RealBetis_en is up by 1! ⚽️➡️🥅 #DCvBET #BetisOnTheRoad #DCU
  • 23 May @SpainInTheUSA * Spanish soccer team @RealBetis_en is about to start their friendly match against @dcunited at @AudiField in #DC!…


  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Flickr
  • Cuenta de Twitter del Ministerio en Inglés
  • Blog del Ministerio
  • Página de Participación Ciudadana
  • Página Portal de Transparencia
  • Embassy of Spain in Washington, D.C.
    2375 Pennsylvania Ave. NW
    20037 Washington, D.C.
    Tfno: 202-452-0100
  • Former Residence of the Ambassadors of Spain
    2801 16th Street NW
    20009 Washington, D.C.
    Tfno: (202) 728-2334
  • Defense Attaché Office
    4801 Wisconsin Ave. NW
    20016 Washington, D.C.
    Tfno: 202-244-0093
Gobierno de España
©Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores, Unión Europea y Cooperación
Portal gestionado por la Dirección General de Comunicación e Información Diplomática
Premio Ciudadanía 2016
Premio Ciudadanía 2016