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Bachelet welcomed by King Felipe VI at the start of her visit to Spain

Thursday, October 30th 2014 - 08:55 UTC
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The Spanish royal couple greeted Bachelet at the Pardo Palace in Madrid, the official residence for visiting heads of State The Spanish royal couple greeted Bachelet at the Pardo Palace in Madrid, the official residence for visiting heads of State

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia on Wednesday welcomed Chilean President Michelle Bachelet at the start of her official visit to Spain, expected to center on economic cooperation.

 The Spanish royal couple greeted Bachelet at the Pardo Palace in Madrid, the official residence for visiting heads of State, in a ceremony at which the national anthems of both countries were played and 21 salvoes of honor were fired.

Spain is Bachelet's second and last stop in a European tour which included Germany, her first since she was re-elected earlier this year for a second term in office.

She is accompanied by the ministers of Foreign Affairs, Heraldo Muñoz, Economy, Luis Felipe Cespedes, Public Works, Alberto Undurraga, Energy, Maximo Pacheco, Mining, Aurora Williams, and her Chief of Staff, Ximena Rincon.

On Thursday Bachelet is expected to meet businessmen, politicians and academics, take part in a joint session of the Congress and the Senate and meet with prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at the Moncloa palace, where several bilateral agreements on security and sports will be signed.

Categories: Politics, International, Chile.

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  • Britworker

    That pic looks like the cleaner at Madame Tussaud's moved Bachelet on the wrong stand whilst she was hoovering up

    Oct 30th, 2014 - 12:31 pm 0
  • aussiesunshinee

    How elegent the Spanish King and Queen look!!!

    Oct 30th, 2014 - 03:15 pm 0
  • paulcedron

    2 aussie
    exactly the opposite to the old witch of england, who looks like elton john with a wig.

    Oct 30th, 2014 - 03:44 pm 0
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