Meeting between King of Spain and Obama

Obama and Spanish King Juan Carlos to meet this week

The White House confirmed during a press conference last week that the president of the United States, Barack Obama, and the King of Spain are to meet for the first time on 17th February while the King, Juan Carlos, is on a two-day official visit to Washington this week.

The Spanish government confirmed last month that Juan Carlos would be travelling to the United States this month following an invitation from Barack Obama and that a meeting between the two, which was initially planned to take place before Christmas, had been scheduled.

The last time that the King of Spain visited the United States on an official visit was more than five years ago when he was invited by Obama’s predecessor, George W. Bush, to visit his ranch in a Crawford, in the state of Texas. On this visit he was accompanied by his wife Queen Sofia.

The meeting between Barack Obama and the King of Spain comes very soon after the participation of the Spanish president, José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero in this year’s National Prayer Breakfast which took place in Washington on 4th February.