The leaders produce an honoring to Don Juan Carlos for thirty years of Reign
Enrique Iglesias emphasized the " enormous labor " of the King and delivered him
a tray of silver with the signatures of all the presidents, included them of absent SALAMANCA. The Latin-American leaders produced yesterday an honoring to His Majesty the King on the occasion of thirty years of hisproclamation, which is fulfilled next November 22, and gave him a great tray of silver with the signatures of all of them, included those of the presidents who have not travelled to the Summit of Salamanca.
The honoring, which was a surprise for Don Juan Carlos, took place during the luncheon that the attendees supported in the former Auditorium of the University of Salamanca to the Latin-American Summit. Till now, this gesture of the Latin Americans will be the only act related to the royal commemoration, since officially there is nothing foreseen to celebrate the trigésimo anniversary in Spain. Not at least yesterday, that there were many references to the commemoration, the prime minister, Jose Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, did some allusion to it in his speech during the inaugural ceremony of the Summit.
He was the Latin-American secretary general, Enrique Iglesias, the manager of delivering the tray to the King, in which the following dedication could be read: " In honoring of respect and affection his thirty years of Reign and to his labor in the construction of the Latin-American community ". But the delivery was accompanied also of the affectionate words that Churches, in name of all the leaders, it directed Don Juan Carlos. This way, the Latin-American secretary general emphasized the " enormous labor " realized by the King in the construction of the Latin-American community.
Gratefulness of the Monarch
After receiving this honoring, Don Juan Carlos assured that it was not waited and said that it had come to him to the heart. Later, in the night, in the dinner of show, the King was grateful for all " samples of affection with which you us have distinguished to the Queen and to me " for this Summit had coincided with the trigésimo anniversary.
The certain thing is that the speeches of the inaugural session of the Latin-American Summit have been loaded with praises closed to Don Juan Carlos by the achievements obtained in these thirty years of Reign. Both Enrique Iglesias and the president of Costa Rica, Abel Pacheco, refirieron to the commemoration.
Iglesias he remembered that Don Juan Carlos " decided that his historical destiny was to take up office as personal responsibility that his great country was changing for better. And, certainly, that in these 30 years Spain has changed and for better for his immense achievements in the construction of the vigorous democracy and the advances with firm foot in the economic progress and the social justice ".
A more relevant role
The King, in his speeches, also refirió to the advances obtained in each of the previous summits, but he demonstrated that " for its dimension and political, economic, social and cultural potential, Latin America can and must recover a more relevant role in the current world ".
As Don Juan Carlos demonstrated, " it is much what we have obtained, but it is important to admit also that we have a long way up to reaching the growth, the integration and the social well-being with equity, which we wish for all our citizens ".