Berlin, Oct 17 (EFE).- King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain kicked off a three-day visit to Germany on Monday.
The royal couple were received with military honors at the presidential palace in Berlin, as a group of school children aged between 10 and 11 years from Joan Miró Primary Bilingual School waved German and Spanish flags and chanted “long live Spain.”
The king and queen took selfies with the children and signed autographs on their flags.
Shortly before the couple’s arrival, several children could also be heard chanting “long live Catalonia.”
German president Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his wife Elke Budenbender welcomed Felipe VI and Letizia before entering the Bellevue Palace, where Steinmeier and Felipe VI held a meeting in which they addressed the importance of respecting international law and guaranteeing “its observance and compliance,” especially in relation to Russia’s war in Ukraine.
The German president stressed that European unity was fundamental to face the continent’s major challenges, such as the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the climate crisis.
Felipe VI is due to meet with German chancellor Olaf Scholz later on Monday.
The Spanish King and Queen will also travel to Frankfurt later this week to attend the inauguration of the city’s international Book Fair, one of the largest of its kind in the world, at which Spain is the guest country this year. EFE