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His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Meets with Participants of the XVII Edición de La Fundación Jóvenes Líderes de La Carolina

On Friday, July 1, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain met with 25 young leaders of the XVII Edición de La Fundación Jóvenes Líderes de La Carolina (17th Edition of the Fundacion Carolina’s Young Ibero-American Leaders Program) at Palacio de La Zarzuela in Madrid.

Organized by the Fundación Carolina and Banco Santander, the 25 young people were selected to participate in conferences, meetings and visits to institutions and companies in Madrid, Bilbao, and Brussels, for two weeks, which will allow them to carry out a deep immersion in the Spanish and European realities, which take place from June 26 through July 10, 2022.

According to the Spanish royal court, the 17th Edición de La Fundación Jóvenes Líderes de La Carolina addresses, debates, and reflects on the challenges after the pandemic in Spain, the European Union as well as in Latin America, and the Caribbean:

“…the triple ecological, productive and digital, and social transition, based on a new pact with citizens, which also incorporates future generations and their rights, and aims to reactivate the mobilization of societies within the framework of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals.”

(VIDEO) His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Chairs the  Fundación COTEC Meeting.

On Friday, June 24, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain chaired a meeting with the Board of Trustees from the  Fundación COTEC at Palacio Real in Madrid.

The Board of Trustees are the highest governing body of the Fundación COTEC, which aims to make innovation a driver of economic and social development.

The mission of the Fundación COTEC is to contribute to the development of Spain by promoting innovation in business and society, raising awareness in society and business of the impact of technical change and facilitating the transfer of information, knowledge, and technology from the research and university sectors to industry.

(VIDEO) His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Presides Over the Closing Ceremony of the XXIII Armed Forces Staff Course.

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain presided over the closing ceremony of the XXIII Armed Forces Staff Course held at the Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa Nacional in Madrid.

The Centro Superior de Estudios de la Defensa (CESEDEN), is the main joint military teaching center of the Spanish Armed Forces. The center is in charge of teaching advanced national defense studies courses, as well as carrying out research, promotion and dissemination tasks of defense culture. For the development of its tasks and, especially, to teach studies leading to obtaining postgraduate degrees, CESEDEN establishes collaborations with public universities, defense university centers, and other public and private corporations.

The CESEDEN also promotes international cooperation by training officers from allied and friendly countries, both NATO and non-NATO, as General Staff officers, providing them with in-depth knowledge of the Spanish Armed Forces.

During today’s ceremony, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain presented diplomas to 125 students, among whom were 25 foreign students from 20 countries.

(VIDEO) His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Attends the FLOTEX-22 Naval Exercise.

On Wednesday, June 15, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain attended the FLOTEX-22 Naval exercise, organized by the Spanish Navy, at the Rota Naval Base in Rota, Cadiz, Spain.

The FLOTEX-22 exercise is an event that demonstrates the level of capacity and professionalism of the power of the Spanish Navy. Moreover, FLOTEX-22 strengthens the preparedness in crisis response operations in order to train naval tasks such as maritime power projection, sea control & maritime security awareness.

Upon his arrival at the Rota Naval Base, His Majesty was welcomed by the Chief of Staff of the Navy, Admiral General Antonio Martorell Lacave, and the Chief Admiral of the Cadiz Arsenal, Vice Admiral Ricardo Atanasio Hernández López.

After formal introductions, His Majesty entered the Aircraft Flotilla Command building (FLOAN) where he was given personal protection equipment and received a security briefing.

Soon, His Majesty arrived, via helicopter, at the amphibious aircraft carrier Juan Carlos I where he was received by the Admiral of the Spanish Fleet, Admiral Eugenio Díaz del Rio Jaudenes, and the Commander of the Juan Carlos I  ship, Vicente Rubio Bolívar.

After another briefing, His Majesty witnessed dozens of naval sea, air, and land exercises.

(VIDEO) His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Visits the City of Ponferrada.

On Tuesday, May 31, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain visited the city of Ponferrada in the province of León.

According to the Spanish royal court, His Majesty presided over the 25th anniversary celebrations of the Ponferrada campus of the University of León.

Thereafter, His Majesty visited the Ponferrada Town Hall whereupon he was warmly welcomed by the Mayor of Ponferrada, Mr. Olegario Ramón Fernández, and hundreds of local citizens.

Whilst in the Town Hall, His Majesty signed the Book of Honor and held a brief meeting with the mayor as well as other government officials.

(VIDEO) His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Receives a Medal from the Foreign Policy Association New York City.

On the evening of Thursday, May 26, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain attended the Foreign Policy Association’s Annual Gala Dinner held at the Harvard Club in New York City. Established in 2018, the purpose of the FPA is to “…serve as a catalyst for developing awareness, understanding, and informed opinion about US foreign policy and global issues.”

During the gala, His Majesty received the Foreign Policy Association (FPA) Medal. The award is presented to individuals who demonstrate responsible internationalism and work to expand public knowledge of international affairs.

Upon receiving the FPA Medal, His Majesty gave a speech:

“It pains me, but I cannot begin my remarks tonight without a word of profound sorrow, disgust, and condemnation in the wake of the violent attacks and killings that have that have taken place in the past days and weeks [referring to the attacks in Buffalo, NY and in Laguna Woods, CA] today out thoughts and hearts and with the 21 victims of the Texas school tragedy. So, I would like to express on behalf of the Spanish people my deepest condolences to their families, friends, to the U.S. authorities at this difficult time.

Upholding freedom, democracy, and respect for human rights and dignity involve a relentless commitment. It seems like an everlasting job, regardless of the transformations the World endures. We cannot take them for granted. Unfortunately, many events are a permanent reminder of that and, therefore, demand our current utmost and generous effort.”

His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain Visits New York City.

On Thursday, May 26, 2022, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain, accompanied by various Spanish government officials, participated in a meeting with the Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce in New York City.

The purpose of the meeting is to promote economic relations between the two countries. Entrepreneurs from the financial, energy, fashion, infrastructure and food sectors, among others, participated in this meeting.

Established in New York City in 1959, the Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce is an American and private non-profit institution that promotes bilateral trade and investment. It represents the interests of companies that have established, or are interested in establishing commercial and business relations between Spain and the US It is also an Official Chamber of Spain recognized by the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness.

Upon his arrival, His Majesty was received by the Consul General of Spain in New York, Ms. Caridad Batalla, and the President of the Spain-United States Chamber of Commerce, Mr. Marco Antonio Achón.

After the meeting, His Majesty visited the headquarters of the United Nations Organization where he had a luncheon meeting with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Antonio Guterres.