Peña discussed challenges and opportunities in bilateral relations with the Spanish President

Asunción, Agencia IP.- The President of the Republic, Santiago Peña, held a bilateral meeting this Wednesday with his Spanish counterpart, Pedro Sánchez, with whom he discussed the challenges and opportunities in the bilateral relations between both states.

The meeting occurred at the La Moncloa complex, the Government of Spain’s Presidency seat, as part of President Peña’s official visit to the European country.

President Peña highlighted, after the meeting, that Paraguay and Spain «will advance in strengthening the historical, cultural, and economic ties that unite them.»

The Spanish President, Pedro Sánchez, stated that this visit strengthened the bilateral relations between the two countries.

«Spain is committed to the sustainable and inclusive development of the Paraguayan people, in which Spanish companies and cooperation play a prominent role. Together, we will continue to strengthen the ties between the European Union and Latin America,» he said.

As part of his official visit to Spain, the Paraguayan President will have a private meeting with King Felipe of Bourbon and Greece on Thursday, followed by a discussion with Queen Letizia Ortiz and the First Lady, Leticia Ocampos.

Previous meetings with business leaders in Madrid

Previously, the Paraguayan President met with Manuel Marique Cecilia, who currently serves as President and CEO of Sacyr, one of the leading Spanish business groups in constructing and managing infrastructure and industrial projects, rental property, and services.

Also present at the meeting was Rafael Gómez del Río Sanz-Hernanz., who has served as CEO of Sacyr Concesiones since 2015.

The Spanish company Sacyr is part of Paraguay’s Rutas del Este S.A. consortium. It is responsible for duplicating the PY02 route, 150 kilometers long, from Ypacaraí to km 183 of Caaguazú.

Likewise, it is part of the Desarrollo Vial al Sur consortium, one of the five prequalified to participate in the upcoming tender for the expansion and improvement works of the PY01 route in a 108 km section between Cuatro Mojones and Quiindy.

On Wednesday, the President also met with Andrés Allamand Zavala, Secretary-General of the Ibero-American General Secretariat, to address «common challenges and the importance of promoting the historical, cultural, social, and economic ties between Ibero-American countries, recognizing and valuing the identities of our peoples,» as reported by the President.