On April 25, 2011, Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani and his stunning and otherwise fierce wife, H.H. Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al-Missned arrived in Madrid, Spain for a three-day state visit to Spain.
Upon arrival the couple were greeted at the Barajas International Airport in Madrid by His Majesty King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain. Soon the foursome headed on over to Zarzulea Palace, for a lovely lunch, where they were greeted by T.R.H.s Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Asturias as well as H.R.H. Infanta Doña Cristina of Spain.
Later on that evening there was a regal gala dinner at the palace whereupon many local dignitaries as well as notable VIPs were in attendance including that aging Spanish actor, Antonio Banderas and his weird wife, Melenie Griffith.
According to the official site for the royal house of Spain, Casa de Su Majestad El Rey, His Majesty King Juan Carlos spoke about the special relationship between Qatar and Spain during tonight’s gala dinner:
‘… the excellent state of our relations, within the priority dimension that has the Arab world to Spain’s foreign policy.
For some time, our countries are working to help solve the Middle East conflict within their respective regional groups. The European Union has repeatedly hailed the importance of Arab Peace Initiative with a view to reaching an agreement final status to end the long conflict…’ said His Majesty, who also stressed ‘…the contribution they are making Qatar and Spain, along with other countries, efforts to solve the Libyan crisis, in line with the relevant resolutions Security Council United Nations. “
Before concluding, King emphasized that this visit is ‘… an excellent opportunity to foster that employers and businesses of our two countries to deepen their mutual understanding and set up new plans for collaboration. As we have seen both, our respective authorities have the greatest interest in promoting business ventures and mutual investments, which surely will benefit our peoples. ‘
Tomorrow afternoon, Her Majesty Queen Sofia and Sheikha Mozah will visit the Queen Sofia Foundation Alzheimer Center as well as other important sites.
To watch several videos including a clip from tonight’s regal dinner please click the links here, here, and here.
To view photos from today please click the links here, here, and here.
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