On Wednesday, August 14, 2013, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias arrived in Asunción, Paraguay to attend the inauguration of the newly elected President, Mr. Horacio Cartes.  The inauguration will take place on Thursday, August 15.

Upon his arrival at the Silvio Pettirossi International Airport Prince Felipe accompanied by his delegation — which includes the Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Latin America, Mr. Jesús Gracia and Euro-Latin American Parliamentary Assembly and European Parliament member, Mr. José Salafranca Sánchez-Neyra — were warmly welcomed by several Paraguayan government officials.

Afterward, Prince Felipe arrived at the Palacio de los López in Asunción to meet with the outgoing President, Mr. Frederico Franco.  Thereafter, the prince and his delegation attended a reception held in his honor at the Spanish Embassy.

In the evening, Prince Felipe attended yet another reception at Palacio de los López hosted by President Franco for various heads of state and foreign delegations attending tomorrow’s inauguration.