PRESS RELEASE 060
Visit of Their Majesties the King and Queen to the United States
20/06/2018

Their Majesties the King and Queen were received on Tuesday 19 June at the White House by the President of the United States, Donald J. Trump, and the First Lady, Melania Trump. This meeting comes at the end of a visit that in New Orleans and San Antonio focused on the common heritage shared by both countries and the opportunities open for Spanish companies in both States. 
 
In Washington, His Majesty King Felipe and President Trump took the opportunity to assess bilateral relations, with a particular focus on matters relating to defence, both at a bilateral level and within the NATO framework; the contributions to common security in different crisis scenarios around the globe; the increasingly thriving trade and investment relations and the opportunities open for both countries in the area of energy. King Felipe outlined the strength of the democratic values that unite both nations. President Trump, for his part, emphasised the alliance with a strong and united Spain. During the meeting, His Majesty the King was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Josep Borrell.

During his stay in Washington, King Felipe also visited the offices of the World Bank, where he held a working meeting with its President, Jim Yong Kim. He later met with Luis Alberto Moreno, the President of the Inter-American Development Bank. Lastly, in the United States Capitol His Majesty the King met the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, and the Republican Senate Majority Leader, Mitchell McConnell. Later, he met the Democrat Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, along with a group of congressmen from said minority.

 

 

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