The head of the Spanish Executive, Pedro Sanchezwill communicate this week to the president of USA, Joe Bidenthe determination of Spain to play an active role in the search for multilateral solutions to the challenges facing the world and the reliability of the country as a partner that can be counted on.
It is a message that he will convey at the meeting that will be held next Friday, May 12, at the White House and which constitutes the most anticipated international meeting for the Presidency of the Spanish Government.
Executive sources tell EFE that the trip to the US demonstrates the relevance of Spain, despite the “disloyalty” of the leader of the conservative opposition, Alberto Núñez Feijóo (Popular Party), in international politics.
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The continuity of this leading role is the commitment that the socialist Sánchez will present to Biden, to whom he will reiterate his commitment to peace in Ukraine based on the proposal put forward by President Volodímir Zelenski, as he recently defended in Beijing before the Chinese president. , Xi Jinping.
An issue that will be discussed in July at the NATO summit in Lithuania, in which Sánchez will once again coincide with the US president.
The last summit of the Atlantic Alliance was held in Madrid last June, and that led to a bilateral meeting between Sánchez and Biden.
They renewed and updated the bases of the relationship between the two countries in numerous areas, such as defense, justice, immigration, trade or human rights.
In addition, Biden conveyed to Sánchez the intention to increase the number of North American destroyers in Spain, a country he described as “an indispensable ally”.
Sánchez will insist that Spain is a partner that can be trusted, that it is at the forefront of the defense of democracy in the face of events such as the attacks on institutions that the United States or Brazil have experienced, and that it wants to be very active in the fight against climate change, guaranteeing food security and promoting digital transformation.
The meeting will allow the Spanish ruler to present some of his priorities for the semi-annual presidency of the European Union (EU), starting next July, which he will assume convinced of the need to strengthen the transatlantic link.
This bet does not prevent Sánchez from continuing to defend a united and forceful reaction by the EU to the policy of subsidies to companies promoted by the United States through its law to reduce inflation.
Spain’s priority for this semester at the head of the EU is the relationship with Latin America, a region with common interests on the part of Spain and the United States, and about which the president of the Spanish Government and the US president will also speak in Washington.
Sánchez will have the opportunity to support Biden in his aspirations for a new term in the White House, recently revealed, and the two leaders will deal with the immigration problem, after the agreement between both countries and Canada by which they agree to accept migrants whose cases will be managed in processing centers in Latin American countries such as Colombia and Guatemala.
It is a commitment that the US thanked Spain and that the Spanish Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, said that it seeks to protect vulnerable people, deal with mafias that traffic in human beings and facilitate legal migration channels.
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