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Their Majesties the King and Queen, in Denmark

King Felipe and Queen Letizia paid an official visit to Denmark from 6 to 8 November, accompanied by the acting minister José Manuel Albares. The state trip has served to strengthen ties and relations between Spain and Denmark. It also helped to boost bilateral economic relations and the promotion of Spanish language and culture.  

November 8, 2023
On the first day of their stay in Copenhagen, Their Majesties the King and Queen were received by the Queen of Denmark and the Crown Prince and Princess. Afterwards, King Felipe had a meeting with the Danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen. During the gala dinner hosted by Queen Margrethe, King Felipe stressed the close ties of friendship that unite Spain and Denmark, "based on solid personal, cultural, economic and social connections". 

Tuesday 7 November began with the inauguration of the Spain-Denmark Business Forum, which was attended by the Danish Crown Prince and the foreign ministers of both countries, Lars Lokke Rasmussen and José Manuel Albares. In this context, His Majesty the King placed particular emphasis on the dynamism of the two countries' businesses and their privileged position in achieving the European Union's strategic objectives, and argued that Europeans should "work harder" to help spread democracy and the rule of law "to the rest of the world". 

The King and Queen then visited Copenhagen City Hall and the University of Copenhagen. King Felipe then went to the Danish Parliament, where he gave a speech in which he referred to Spain and Denmark as "champions of European democracy" and assured that both countries would continue to advance "politically, economically and socially". Moreover, he stressed that, both as members of the European Union and as NATO allies, Danes and Spaniards "contribute to building the European project and upholding international law".

On the last day of their stay in the Danish capital, Their Majesties the King and Queen presided over an event at the Danish Architecture Centre (DAC) and received the Spanish community in Denmark.

On the occasion of the state trip, Minister Albares and his Danish counterpart held a meeting in which they discussed the excellent relations between the two countries, highlighting that they are working together, within the framework of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, to bring peace to Ukraine and the Middle East. During the meeting, José Manuel Albares and Lars Lokke Rasmussen signed an Agreement on Political Consultations to strengthen mutual dialogue.