On Monday, June 6, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain received Letters of Credence from newly appointed ambassadors to Spain held at the Palacio Real in Madrid.
The newly appointed ambassadors are the Ambassador from the Federal Republic of Brazil, His Excellency Orlando Leite Ribeiro, the Ambassador from Mexico, His Excellency Quirino Ordaz Coppel, the Ambassador from the Republic of Yemen, His Excellency Aws Abdullah Ahmed Alawd, the Ambassador from the Republic of Chile, His Excellency Javier Ignacio Velasco Villegas, the Ambassador from the Maldives, Her Excellency Farahanaz Faizal, and the Ambassador from Iceland, Her Excellency Unnur Orradóttir-Ramette.
The Letters of Credence are documents that certify a foreign ambassador as the representative and highest diplomatic authority of another country in Spain. The delivery ceremony before the Head of State dates back to the 18th century.
On Thursday, June 2, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain attended the 2022 Rey de España Journalism Awards held at the Casa de America in Madrid.
Established in 1983, by the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (Aecid) and the EFE Agency, the Rey de España Journalism Awards honors the work of Spanish and Portuguese – language journalists from the Ibero-American Community of Nations and the countries with which Spain maintains historical ties and cultural and cooperation relations.
On Monday, May 30, 2022, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain hosted a luncheon at Palacio Real in Madrid on the occasion of Spain’s entrance into the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Prior to the luncheon, His Majesty King Felipe VI, accompanied by at the NATO Secretary-General, Mr. Jens Stoltenberg, presided over a commemoration ceremony of the 40th Anniversary of Spain’s entry into NATO held at the Royal Theater.
On May 29-30, 2022 Madrid hosts the NATO Summit, 25 years after the last meeting of NATO leaders on Spanish soil in 1997.
According to the Spanish royal court, the holding of the NATO Summit in Madrid also coincides with the 40th anniversary of Spain’s accession to the Atlantic Alliance:
“Spain’s commitment to NATO is manifested in the fact that our country participates in most of the organization’s missions, and does so with more than 900 troops. Our Armed Forces are the seventh in number of troops in the entire Alliance. In this sense, the presence of the Spanish Armed Forces stands out in the missions in which the Alliance is immersed, among which are the advanced presence in Latvia, as well as in areas of the Baltic and Romania or the deployments in Iraq and Turkey, among other.
This NATO summit in Madrid marks the defense industry’s agenda for the year and it renews NATO’s Strategic Concept for the next decade and advances in the 2030 initiative.”
On Saturday, May 28, 2022, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain attended Día de las Fuerzas Armadas (Armed Forces Day) in Huesca.
According to EuroNews, the city of Huesca hosted the military parade “…two years later than initially planned as a result of the pandemic, which forced the Armed Forces Day to be reduced to austere military events in Madrid in its 2020 and 2021 editions.”
More than 3,200 military members, 154 vehicles, and 69 aircraft paraded through the center of Huesca for Armed Forces Day.
On the morning of May 24, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain attended the inauguration of the Ciudad de la Justicia (City of Justice) in Vigo, Spain.
According to the Spanish royal court, the new facilities “…are where the Courts and the displaced sections of the Provincial Court of Pontevedra will be housed, bringing together all the judicial headquarters of the city.”
On the morning of Friday, May 20, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain chaired the meeting of the Scientific Council of the Elcano Royal Institute for International and Strategic Studies held at the Royal Palace of La Granja de San Idelfonso in Segovia, Spain.
The Scientific Council is the advisory body of the Elcano Royal Institute, which advises the directors and researchers of the Institute with the aim of ensuring compliance with its founding principles, especially those related to research, the dissemination of the work carried out and the institution’s external relations.
The Scientific Council meets once a year, although its members meet regularly in working groups organized by specific areas, to prepare reports and studies as deemed appropriate. The Scientific Council is also responsible for the preparation of reports and studies.