Royal couple visit Brazil to strengthen ties

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21 February 2005, MADRID- Prince Felipe, the heir to the Spanish throne, and his wife, Letizia, plan to travel this week to Brazil for an official five-day visit.

21 February 2005

MADRID- Prince Felipe, the heir to the Spanish throne, and his wife, Letizia, plan to travel this week to Brazil for an official five-day visit.

The royal couple's visit is scheduled to begin Tuesday, and they are slated to meet with high-level officials, including President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and to tour poor neighbourhoods to learn first-hand about conditions in the South American nation.

Prince Felipe and his wife will travel to the largest cities in Brazil: Brasilia, Sao Paulo and Salvador de Bahia.

The goal of the royal couple's trip is to learn more about political, economic, cultural and social affairs in Brazil, officials said.

The trip to Brazil is part of a new round of visits by the royal couple to different nations in Latin America in response to invitations from host countries.

From Brazil, the prince and princess of Asturias are scheduled to travel on 27 February to Montevideo to represent Spain at the inauguration of Uruguayan President-elect Tabare Vazquez.

[Copyright EFE with Expatica]

Subject: Spanish news

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