King Felipe and Queen Letizia Begin Two-Day Visit to the Canary Islands

  April 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain embarked on a two-day visit to the Canary Islands on Monday, where they will visit a number of organisations that are important to the Islands’ economic, social, cultural and scientific initiatives.

They began at Casa de Colón in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for a presentation on Spain’s nomination for UNESCO World Heritage listing in 2018, the Risco Caido and the sacred mountains of Gran Canaria Cultural Landscape. King Felipe and Queen Letizia were told the details of the nomination and location by the Mayor of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria and representatives of the Canary Islands’ parliament and government.

King Felipe then gave a speech at the headquarters of the Oceanic Platform of the Canary Islands, an organisation which “provides infrastructure for the development of state-of-the-art scientific research and ocean technology”. 

Afterwards, the King and Queen visited the United Nations World Food Program facility and the Spanish Red Cross’s Centre for Cooperation with Africa. They were informed of the two organisations’s work in the region, and what they hope to accomplish in the coming years.

The couple’s final engagement was a visit to the ‘Orchestrated Neighbourhoods’ program, which provides musical programs for people from the Islands neighbourhoods which are socially disadvantaged.

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