Don Felipe transmitted the Indian journalists the special relationship between our country and regions such as South America and Middle East.
His Royal Highnes the Prince of Asturias has received the nine pundits from the II Indian Leaders Programme organized by the Spain-India Council Foundation. To the audience, held at La Zarzuela Palace, have also attended the minister of State for Foreign Affairs, Gonzalo de Benito, the president of Spain-India Council Foundation, Antonio Escámez, and representatives of the various patrons entities.
Don Felipe has talked with the leaders about the special relationship between our country and regions such as South America and Middle East and has welcomed the gradual increase of bilateral relations with India.
The indian leaders have conversed with the Spanish heir about the economic situation of the country. Regarding this issue, Don Felipe has conveyed confidence in the structural reforms that are taking place in Spain and the importance of betting on our talent. In addition, the Prince wanted to give special emphasis to the importance of immigration as a factor of growth in our country, stressing that Spain strives to maintain the welfare state of each citizen.
In a relaxed atmosphere, H.R.H. Prince Felipe has told the journalists about the special bonds between the Spanish royal family and India. His own family history connects him to the country owing the fact that his maternal grandmother and aunt lived there for several years. He has also told them about the predilection of Their Majesties for the Asian country which they have repeatedly visited.
Don Felipe has thanked the Indian leaders visit and has encouraged them to disclose an actual image of Spain in India.