Posted 13 March, 2014 by-Ministry of Culture and Sports in News

Queen Sofia of Spain will visit Guatemala

Queen Sofia of Spain arrive in Guatemala on Monday, to support an agenda of private four-day work, where is forecast meeting with the president of this country, Otto Perez Molina. Sovereign will make his first trip in 2014, after nearly a year without making visits abroad. His last start outside Europe went to Mozambique in April 2013.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain, confirmed through a statement that "Doña Sofía will know the work that the Spanish Cooperation is developing in Guatemala, in areas of education, technical training, security and justice, rural development and culture and heritage, both in the capital and in various locations of the country ".

According to the planned schedule, the arrival of the plane carrying the Queen arrive in Guatemala on Monday 17 to 19:10 local time, where he will be received by the Guatemalan Foreign Minister Fernando Carrera and Spain's ambassador accredited in this country, Manuel María Lejarreta. On Tuesday scheduled a private meeting 30 minutes between his Majesty and Pérez Molina in the Presidential Palace.

On that visit will review everything about cooperation programs, and progress of the Cooperation Fund for Water and Sanitation maintained in this country. Subsequently transferred to one of the Training Workshops which keeps the capital Mayor, with support from the Spanish Cooperation.


Models of attention to victims

That same day, Queen attend the Office of the Attorney (Attorney), where he will be presented the operation of the Model of Integrated Care of Victims, that is responsible for the investigating agency; then you see the modules intervention of the Ministry of the Interior, at what is called Tour 24-0.

As part of the private agenda scheduled by the Reina Sofía, referred to his visit Quetzaltepeque, Chiquimula (located south east of the country), where he will attend the Center for Social Promotion Tuncushá and Peace Association Medical Center and Good. That same day, His Majesty also attend the Comprehensive Agricultural Cooperatives system, in the town of San Juan Ermita, the same department.

For Thursday (last day of his working trip) are plans an official ceremony where President Pérez Molina accompanied by other officials of Cabinet Government, will be awarded to the Reina Sofia the Order of Cultural Heritage and book entitled "20 years of the AECID (Spanish Agency for International Cooperation for Development) Tikal ".


On Her Majesty

Sofia was born in Athens Greece, Greece 2 November 1938, is the queen consort of Spain from 1975, by her marriage to King Juan Carlos I, and Princess of Greece and Denmark.

Born as Sophia Margaret Victoria Frederica, is the eldest daughter of King Paul I of Greece and Queen Frederika, princes who were heirs when she was born. From birth to marriage held the title of HRH Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark.

Source: www.guatemala.gob.gt

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