On July 2, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain arrived at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in Manila, Philippines to begin her week-long visit to the country. The purpose of the visit is to strengthen ties as well as friendship between Spain and the Philippines.
Upon her arrival Her Majesty was greeted by the Spanish Ambassador, Mr. Jorge Domecq, Foreign Affairs Secretary, Mr. Albert del Rosario, and the Minister of Social Welfare and Development, Mr. Juliano Soliman.
According to the newspaper, Philippine Star, during her visit Her Majesty will:
… inspect several development projects around the country that the Spanish government is funding through the Agencia Española de Cooperacion Internacional para el Desarollo (AECID).
Visit the National Library, National Museum, the University of Santo Tomas, meet with Spanish residents living in the Philippines, attend a reception at the Spanish Embassy and meet with President Aquino who will host a banquet in her honor.
Sources: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey and Philippine Star
Photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey