Spanish president’s visit to Germany

Jose Luis Zapatero, Spain’s new president, travelled to Germany today to hold talks with the German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder. After their meeting, both leaders gave a press conference in which they said they would work, together with France, towards a new United Nations resolution which would give sovereignty as soon as possible to Iraq. Zapatero stressed that the fact the Spanish troops were withdrawing from Iraq, did not mean that Spain would withdraw from the international effort to find solutions to the situation in the reconstruction of Iraq.