The King receives the President of The Philippines, of official visit
The King received this evening in the Palace of the Zarzuela to the president of The Philippines, Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, that this morning came to Madrid, proceeding from the Basque Country, in official visit.
Don Juan Carlos greeted the chairwoman in the room of Hearings before going on to the office deprived to treat, predictably, of bilateral questions, as well as in the agreement of cooperation in Defense, that it will be signed during the stay of the Philipine delegation in Madrid, and of the recent abolition of the death sentence in the Asian country.
Macapagal came to Zarzuela accompanied of the ministers of Foreign Affairs of Spain, Miguel Angel Moratinos, and of The Philippines, Alberto Romulo.
Thanks for the Pictures of The King and President Arroyo!..The Philippines has a rich cultural heritage from Spain..Actually, the name Philippines ( Filipinas-Felipinas ), originated from the name of King Philip " King Felipe" of Spain..In the name of God and the King, The Philippines was a Spanish colony for 300 years...The current Duchess of Alba shares the same ancestor line with a super- rich family in the Philippines...
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and First Gentleman Atty. Jose Miguel Arroyo (extreme left) pose with King Juan Carlos I of Spain (extreme right) and Queen Sofia before their luncheon meeting Friday (June 30) at the Palacio Real de Madrid.
A beaming President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo is welcomed by His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain upon her arrival Thursday night (June 29) at the King's Office in Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid. The President is in Spain for a two-day official visit. She had earlier made similar visits to the Republic of Italy and the Vatican where she had a private audience with Pope Benedict XVI.
President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo shakes hands with His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain before their meeting at the King's Office at the Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid Thursday night (June 29).
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The King receives the ambassador of the Republic of Honduras.
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The King receives the ambassador of the Republic of Chile.
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The King receives the ambassador of the socialistic Republic of Vietnam.
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The King receives the ambassador of the Hellenic Republic.
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The King receives the ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran.
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The King receives the ambassador of the Republic of Mali.
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The King receives the ambassador of the Republic of Singapore.
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The King receives in hearing the Presidents of the Top Courts of Justice, headed by Francisco Hernando (President of the Supreme Court).
Music of elite in a bundle of granite and wood of walnut
TEXT: SUSANA GAVIÑA MADRID.
Presented last May, the new Theatre - audience of The St Lorenzo de El Escorial, placed in the square of Felipe II, is inaugurated today, with the presence of Their Majesties the Kings, and with the baton of Riccardo Muti's luxury, at the head of the Orchestra of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino, which will interpret Verdi's scores, taking Spain as a central topic. They will give life to this new space raised to shelter opera, operetta and dance, across the I Festival of The St Lorenzo de El Escorial, designed by the Foundation of the Orchestra and Choir of the Community of Madrid, which has possessed a budget of three million Euros.
The King remains in touch with the Valencian authorities and the Pope prays for the victims
The King remains in touch with the authorities of the Generalitat Valenciana since there has been had knowledge of the accident of underground in which 30 persons have lost the life at least, reported a speaker of the House of the King.
Don Juan Carlos has spoken with the president of the Generalitat, Francisco Camps, to request him that it keeps the happened and power like that informed especially to move the events to the rest of the Royal Family.
The Pope Benedicto XVI has been informed about the accident and immediately hehas retired in prayer in his particular chapel, has entrusted God the victims and has asked for the injured men, they informed to EFE sources vaticanas.
Benedicto XVI has ordered that a telegram of condolence should be sent to the archbishop of Valencia, Agustín García-Gasco, that will be realized from the secretary of State in the next hours.
This accident takes place five days before the arrival of the Pontiff to Valencia, where he will attend the World V Meeting of the Families
The King transmits to Camps his consternation for the accident
The King has transmitted the Valencian president, Francisco Camps, his consternation for the accident of the Underground of Valencia in which there are, at least, 30 deceaseds, as informed Europa Press sources of the Royal House.
Don Juan Carlos has telephoned Camps and has expressed his consternation to him for the event. The monarch is permanently informed about the situation provoked by the derailment of a convoy of the FGV between Jesus' stations and Plaza Spain of Valencia and that, according to the subdelegate of the Government, it owed to " a speeding and the possible break of a wheel ".
The Kings guard a minute of silence for the deceaseds in the accident of the underground
El Escorial (Madrid), 3 jul (EFE) .-The Kings and the rest of the attendees to the inauguration of the new Theatre Audience of El Escorial guarded a minute of silence, as a sign of duel for 35 deceaseds today in the accident of the underground in Valencia.
The Community of Madrid, organizing of the event, decided to suspend also the Spanish wine and the burning firework that they were foreseen at the conclusion of the concert, in solidarity with the families of the dead men and the injured men in the derailment of the capital of the Turia.
Don Juan Carlos and Dona Sofía, that they were received by plaudits, continued from the court of armchairs, and after the national anthem should listen and should guard the minute of silence, the concert of classic music of the Orchestra and Choir of the Maggio Musicale Fiorentino.