President Arévalo’s first international travel agenda is extended

The Guatemalan president will begin his work tour at the Munich Security Conference in Germany.

by Pamela Contreras
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Guatemala City, by Brenda Larios -AGN-. Minister of Foreign Affairs Carlos Martínez announced the scheduled agenda for the first international work visit of President Bernardo Arévalo. 

On Friday, he will participate as a speaker and have bilateral meetings with other presidents. 

The work agenda will begin with his participation in the Munich Security Conference in Germany. 

Brussels

Minister Martínez stated that, in Brussels, Belgium, they have scheduled meetings with the important agencies of this place. President Arévalo will meet with the High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell Fontelles; the President of the European Council, Charles Michel; and the Vice-President of the European Parliament.

During this international work visit, the president will meet with the French president, Emmanuel Macron, in Paris. 

In addition, President Arévalo will visit Brussels, Belgium, and Switzerland to meet with the European Commission and the International Olympic Committee. 

His agenda includes a meeting with the Director-General United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization -UNESCO- Audrey Azoulay. 

Official visit to Spain 

According to the minister of foreign affairs, the visit to Spain will be an official visit, following an invitation by King Felipe VI, and will include a meeting with President Pedro Sanchez.

King Felipe VI visited Guatemala a day before the inauguration ceremony on January 14 and had a private meeting with President Arévalo, in which they reaffirmed their commitment to strengthening ties of friendship and cooperation. 

In addition, the authorities will meet with Spanish businesspeople to promote investment and trade between the two countries.

Spain supports Guatemala in nutrition, combating violence, promoting culture and development, and natural resources.

Guatemala and Spain have had 160 years of diplomatic relations, highlighting the relationship that has evolved through years of consolidating a strategic association. 

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