On the evening of October 24, 2012, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain arrived in Mumbai, India for a four-day visit. Upon his arrival the old king was greeted by the Ambassador of Spain to India, Mr. Gustavo de Arístegui.
The purpose of the trip is to “… strengthen bilateral ties in a number of areas including sectors like infrastructure, transport, energy and defense.” His Majesty is accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Mr. José Manuel García-Margallo, the Minister of Defense, Mr. Pedro Morenes, the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism, Mr. Jose Manuel Soria, and the Minister of Promotion, Ms. Ana Pastor to name a few.
Today, His Majesty attended a reception with various Indian business leaders. In his speech the old king noted, “India is a great nation with a growing influence in these increasing globalized world.” He went on to say a bunch other stuff, but it will most likely bore you to death.
Any way, the old king will meet with Maharashtra Governor K Sankaranarayanan sometime this afternoon and will attend “…high tea atRaj Bhavan tomorrow night.”