State Visit from India to Spain Begins
The Indian President, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh Patil accompanied by her husband Dr. Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat, arrived this morning at Madrid Airport to begin, for the first time in Indian and Spanish history, a State Visit to Spain.
The Indian President was welcomed by Their Majesties the King and Queen of Spain in an official ceremony at Pardo Palace, the official residence of Head of States during State Visits.
Among other activities to mark the visit, Mrs. Pratibha visited the Spanish Parliament, where she received the Parliament medal and a special copy of the Spanish Constitution, and also met with the Indian Community in Spain.
Later on, Their Majesties the King and Queen and the Prince and Princess of Asturias hosted a private lunch at Zarzuela Palace in honor of Smt. Pratibha Devisingh and Dr. Devisingh. In the evening; Their Majesties, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, Smt. Pratibha Devisingh and Dr. Devisingh and representatives of both countries attended a State Banquet at the Royal Palace.
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