The monarch is accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albareswho highlighted the importance of this first contact with the incoming government, in order to find out its priorities and offer Spain’s support.
“Costa Rica is a sister country and a fundamental partner for Spain in Central America. It is an important moment to get to know the new government and its priorities,” he declared. Albares. The minister recalled that Spain has been a solid partner for Costa Rica in terms of cooperation and that an example of this has been the donation of vaccines against Covid-19.
Albareswho this Saturday also met with the designated foreign minister of Costa Rica, Arnoldo André Tinocounderlined the common agenda that Spain and Costa Rica share on issues such as the fight against climate change, the defense of biodiversity, the promotion of social justice, the commitment to multilateralism, gender equality and digitalization.
“They are all issues in which Costa Rica is a leader in Latin America and the world and it is the agenda of the Government of Spain and the one that we promote from Europe, therefore nothing is more normal than joining forces on this and the other side of the Atlantic,” Albares declared.
The Spanish minister will also hold meetings with the foreign ministers of Chile and Guatemala this Saturday, while on Sunday he will have a meeting with the foreign ministers of Costa Rica, Panama and the Dominican Republic, which make up the so-called Alliance for Development in Democracy.
“Spain will always support all Latin American cooperation initiatives,” he said. Albares. For the closing of this Saturday it is programmed that the King Philip VI attend the dinner that the president-elect Chaves will offer to the heads of State and Government who attend his investiture.