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José Manuel Albares meets with Antony Blinken in Washington

May 10, 2023

Albares.jpgAmong other issues, the Spanish Minister and the US Secretary of State discussed support for Ukraine within the framework of NATO, the forthcoming Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union and Spain's accession to the Global Fund for Equality.

On the other hand, on the first day of his stay in Washington, José Manuel Albares met with the President of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), Ilan Goldfajn, and with the Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives, Michael McCaul. She also visited the headquarters of the German Marshall Fund, a foundation that seeks to strengthen the ties of cooperation between transatlantic democracies, keeping alive the memory of the Marshall Plan. In a talk with its director, Heather Conley, the head of Spanish diplomacy referred to the global geopolitical situation, Spain's action in the face of the main challenges, transatlantic cooperation and the upcoming Spanish Presidency of the EU Council.

On his second day in Washington, Minister Albares attended a breakfast with US companies at the US Chamber of Commerce, held a meeting with representatives of OAS member states and met with Bob Menendez, Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Afterwards, the Minister attended the ceremony to present the Grand Cross of the Order of Isabella the Catholic to Nancy Pelosi, former Speaker of the House of Representatives, as part of the agenda of the official visit of President Pedro Sanchez to the United States.   


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