Media statement on the Coronation of King Felipe VI of the Kingdom of Spain
19 June 2014
President Jacob Zuma on behalf of the South African Government and the people of South Africa congratulates His Majesty, King Felipe VI, on the occasion of His Majesty’s investiture as King of Spain, and wishes the very best to His Majesty and Queen Letizia as they assume their new roles.
The Kingdom of Spain remains South Africa’s strategic partner and we look forward to continuing our cooperation to promote trade and investment, and preserve peace and prosperity in Africa and the world.
President Jacob Zuma also wishes to express his sincere gratitude to His Majesty, King Carlos I, for steering Spain from military dictatorship to democracy and for his personal contribution and mutual support to the further advancement of South Africa - Spain bilateral relations during his reign as King of Spain.
For further information please contact Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO on 082 884 5974
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