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Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia are currently in Romania for a three day official visit, with the aim of supporting the Spanish investments in the area.

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain visit "The Unknown Soldier" monument on July 27, 2009 in Bucharest. Photo by Carlos Alvarez

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain visit "The Unknown Soldier" monument on July 27, 2009 in Bucharest. Photo by Carlos Alvarez

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain arrived at Cotroceni Palace, 27 July 2009, Bucharest. Photo by Carlos Alvarez

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain arrived at Cotroceni Palace, 27 July 2009, Bucharest. Photo by Carlos Alvarez

Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe here on Monday supported the trend that is occurring in Romania, a country which Spain considers a “strategic partner” in a Europe that is ever “more prosperous, fair and mutually supportive.”  The prince made his remarks during an official dinner hosted by Romanian President during the three-day visit by Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia. Bucharest can learn from Spain’s experience with managing European Union funding extended to the bloc’s less affluent member-states, the prince said. “The Spanish experience in managing and utilization of structural funds, as well as the large number of firms from our country with experience in that area, can be of great interest and usefulness to Romania,” said Felipe after emphasizing the support from Spanish business for investment in the Balkan nation despite the international economic crisis. Around 80 Spanish business executives are accompanying the royal couple on the trip to Romania. The prince emphasized bilateral links and particularly made note of “the deep human and professional relationships that around a million Romanian residents in Spain have woven with Spaniards, fostering their integration into our society.” (Source: La Prensa)

see also Prince Felipe of Spain & Princess Letizia in Romania /Day 2 (28 July 2009)

Prince Felipe & Princess Letizia in Romania Day 3 (29 July 2009)

Diana Mandache’s Weblog www.royalromania.wordpress.com

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