Felipe VI meets compatriots on second day of state visit to Peru
The King of Spain, Felipe VI, along with Queen Letizia, on Tuesday met with compatriots living in Peru, highlighting the ability of the Spanish people to “emerge stronger in the face of adversity” and the value of the “framework of coexistence” established by the Constitution, which places Spain “among the most advanced countries.”
The King and Queen of Spain completed the second day of their state visit to Peru with a reception at the embassy residence in Lima, after which on Wednesday King Felipe VI will meet with personalities participating in the commemorations of the bicentenary of the Peruvian independence and will also visit the main refinery in the country, while Queen Letizia will return to Madrid.
“From your respective fields, whether business or artistic, religious or cultural, educational or of cooperation, you are all representing Spain in the heart of America,” said the monarch in his message of appreciation to the representatives of the 60,000 Spaniards living in Peru.
After expressing his “legitimate and profound pride” in hearing that his people are valued and appreciated in Peru “with sincere admiration”, Felipe VI also dedicated a recognition to the tens of thousands of Peruvian families welcomed in Spain, who have contributed their work to the recovery of the national economy after the crisis.