Morocco and Brazil, two new countries pending for the King
Felipe VI multiplies his agenda with a score of acts after the political blockade
Today is the 49th anniversary of Felipe VI, an event that takes place in a year of "takeoff" for the Head of State after the political blockade. If we make a comparison of the events he has done so far this year compared to 2016, we will see that he has multiplied his agenda: Don Felipe has held 17 public events and 12 hearings, counting with the agenda for next week - Take into account that it also develops an activity that does not transcend publicly, while last year it just presided over the Military Easter, after which it assumed the first and second round of consultations to propose candidate. A stage in which the King has strengthened the foundations of "felipismo": scrupulous fulfillment of the Constitution and "distance" with respect to political functioning, remaining purely institutional. A discreet profile and meetings behind closed doors, without looking for the protagonist role that his father had during the time of the Transition.
This "style" expands in all fields: Felipe VI recently took off for Saudi Arabia on an official trip aimed at strengthening relations with the Royal Family of the Gulf country, as well as supporting the positioning of our companies within their Economic opening plan. No businessman traveled on the Air Force plane, unlike Don Juan Carlos, who "wrapped" the businessmen more publicly in a concept of "Spain Brand" unit.
After Saudi Arabia, the Monarch has pending this year targets that it could not go to because the incumbent government did not consider it appropriate due to the political blockade, such as Japan and the United Kingdom, although this state tour will be more difficult to recover, since Which only run two invitations of these characteristics a year. Two countries that have already sent an invitation to the Kings to make a state visit are Brazil and Morocco, and both the Spanish Government and those of both nations are currently working on each agenda. One of the most important "legs" in the role of the King is the contribution to the projection of Spain abroad, and through his speeches the Monarch has made it clear that his priority will be to foster the European sentiment in the face of the advance of the policies that They question it, as well as deepen the union of nations to combat terrorism.
In the internal code, one of the main problems that threaten the unity of our country is, as happens year after year, the secessionist offensive by the Government of the Generalitat. The Head of State, as the maximum guarantor of the unity of the country that establishes the Constitution, makes continuous references to diversity within the union; In reception to the new diplomatic corps we find the most recent example. The next time Don Felipe will travel to Catalonia will be at the end of February to preside as usual the World Congress of Mobile Telephony in Barcelona, an event that last year was also attended by the President of the Government, Mariano Rajoy. It is a day of great interest, since the President of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, also attends the congress and gives a speech before the King. Last year he avoided making direct allusions to the secessionist process, although he did say that "despite the difficulties we must not fall into the there is nothing to do".
If in 2015 the Head of State blew candles in Ethiopia - literally, since the Ethiopian prime minister reserved that surprise - the last two years including this one will celebrate his birthday in patriotic soil. Today he will have a full agenda in the morning: he will first receive the president of the Republic of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, in an audience in La Zarzuela, during one of his last tours before leaving the presidency, and then will preside at the Royal Palace, Next to the Queen, the act ?Cervantes lives: closure of the commemoration of the fourth centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes?. Then the evening will be cleared to celebrate with his daughters.
The rest of the week will continue a fluid agenda for Don Felipe, who will share in two acts with Do?a Letizia at lunch on Wednesday with German President Joachim Gauck and his wife, Daniela Schadt, and the meeting with the Board of Directors Of the Islamic Commission of Spain, on Thursday.
Tribute to Cervantes on his 49th birthday
Don Felipe will preside today an act of special importance in the Royal Palace: ?Cervantes lives: closure of the commemoration of the fourth centenary of the death of Miguel de Cervantes?. According to sources at the Casa del Rey, the act, which has had the collaboration of all the administrations, means an express support of the Crown to the figure of the writer, as it has done throughout this year and as Alfonso XIII In the previous centenary. There will be a stage setting with actors, which will include Concha Velasco and Jos? Luis G?mez, among others, who will act before 200 guests from different institutional areas. The act will have some words that Don Felipe will dedicate to the playwright.http://www.larazon.es/esp...es-para-el-rey-DA14410425