The King of Spain, Felipe VI, arrived in Lima today with his wife, Queen Letizia, to carry out official activities, in what constitutes his first visit as monarch, as well as the first Spanish state visit to Peru in ten years.
“The objective is to strengthen the institutional, economic, social and cultural links between both countries”, El Comercio explained.The Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Néstor Popolizio, highlighted the visit of the highest representatives of the Spanish State, which will take place from November 12 to 14.
"The presence of their Majesties in Peru has a special significance as it contributes to strengthen the solid friendship with Spain and to renew the deep ties of historical-cultural, economic and cooperation that unite both countries," he said in a press release to the media.
The king and queen will be received by President Martín Vizcarra and First Lady Maribel Díaz at the Government Palace after their arrival.“During the meeting, the two heads of state and their wives will talk separately before a signing of bilateral agreements presided by Felipe VI and the Peruvian president”, the aforementioned media said.Later, they will participate in an official lunch in the Great Hall and will take their place at the presidential table. There, both President Martín Vizcarra and King Felipe VI will say a few words.On Tuesday, Felipe VI will participate in the opening of the Business Economic Forum held at the Hilton Hotel in Miraflores and, after that, he will visit the Cultural Center of Spain to attend the presentation of the 2019 Edition of the International Contemporary Art Fair of Madrid (ARCO).Finally, on Wednesday morning the monarch will make a visit to the facilities of the Repsol refinery "La Pampilla", which is a Spanish energy and petrochemical multinational that has been operating for more than 20 years in Peru.