Monthly Archives: September 2014

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Memorandum of Understanding signed with Madagascar

​The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, signed a Memorandum of Understanding today with the Foreign Affairs Minister of Madagascar, Harisoa Razafitrimo. Various areas for possible cooperation between the two countries are identified under this Memorandum of Understanding, such as adaptation to climate change and protection against the results of rising sea levels; agriculture and food security; [...]

2014-09-25T13:55:43+00:00 25/09/2014|Categories: Spain at the UN|

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation meets with counterparts from Nepal, Albania, Serbia, Turkmenistan and Cuba

In parallel to the United Nations General Assembly, José Manuel García-Margallo attended bilateral meetings today with his counterparts from Serbia, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ivica Dacic; Albania, Ditmir Bushati; Nepal, Mahendra Bahadur Pandey; and Turkmenistan, Rashid Meredoy. Nepalese Minister Mahendra Bahadur Pandey conveyed his country’s interest in strengthening ties with Spain, especially in the field of [...]

2017-01-07T16:43:07+00:00 25/09/2014|Categories: Uncategorized, Spain at the UN|

Speech of His Majesty the King at the UN General Assembly

Mr. President, Mr. Secretary-General, Heads of State and of Government, Ladies and Gentlemen, It is a great honour and a privilege to address this UN General Assembly at the beginning of my reign as King of Spain. I appear before you to share with the international community my country’s commitment to the universal principles and values that better define our [...]

2017-01-07T16:43:08+00:00 24/09/2014|Categories: Uncategorized, Spain at the UN, Speeches|

Speech of H.M. The King at the International Institute of Education

It is an honor and a great pleasure to be here this morning, with all of you, surrounded by so many friends of the IIE, the Dept of State and the Fulbright community. Thank you all for joining us. I specially thank Allan Goodman for hosting me on a fairly short notice… We go back a good number of years [...]

2017-01-07T16:43:08+00:00 22/09/2014|Categories: Uncategorized, Spain at the UN, Speeches|

Madrid to host Ministerial Conference on Stability and Development in Libya

On Wednesday, 17 September, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation will organize a Conference on Stability and Development in Libya at which 21 Nations and international organizations will tackle the grave situation that this Mediterranean country is going through. The conference is based on the need to give a regional boost to international efforts aimed at stabilising Libya and [...]

2017-01-07T16:43:08+00:00 16/09/2014|Categories: Uncategorized, Spain at the UN|

Statement by the Ambassador Permanent Representative of Spain to the UN, H.E. Mr. Román Oyarzun, at the UN General Assembly Dialogue on the Report of the Secretary-General on the Responsibility to Protect

Thank you, Mr. President, 1. We would like to thank the President of the General Assembly and the Secretary-General of the United Nations for their opening statements. We also appreciate the statements made by the Deputy Secretary-General of the United Nations and the other panelists. We would like to especially express our recognition to the Special Adviser of the Secretary-General [...]

2017-01-07T16:43:09+00:00 08/09/2014|Categories: Spain at the UN, Speeches|

Statement by the Ambassador Permanent Representative of Spain to the UN, H.E. Mr. Roman Oyarzun, at the Security Council open debate “Children and armed conflict”

Mr. President, My delegation wishes to thank the United States Presidency for convening this open debate. Spain fully aligns itself with the statement delivered by the European Union. My delegation welcomes the organization of this debate, the second time this year the Security Council holds an open debate about this topic since Luxembourg’s Presidency held one last March. We wish [...]

2017-01-07T16:43:09+00:00 08/09/2014|Categories: Spain at the UN, Speeches|

Seminar: investment and tourism in Africa

8 september 2014, from 9 AM to 1 PM Venue: Instituto Cervantes (211 E 49th street, New York) The Seminar on Investment and Tourism in Africa is an event organized by the Spanish Permanent Mission to the UN together with Casa África, Spain’s main public diplomacy institution dedicated to the African continent, and Real Instituto Elcano, one of the most prestigious think tanks.  […]

2017-01-07T16:43:10+00:00 03/09/2014|Categories: Spain at the UN|

Mariano Rajoy expresses satisfaction at election of Donald Tusk and Federica Mogherini to head up European institutions

Mariano Rajoy assessed the election of the Polish Prime Minister, Donald Tusk, whom he described as a person who is “capable, a convinced pro-European and a past winner of Charlemagne Prize”, to head up the European Council as “magnificent news”, as was the election of the Italian Foreign Affairs Minister, Federica Mogherini, as High Representative for Foreign Policy and European [...]

2017-01-07T16:43:11+00:00 02/09/2014|Categories: Spain at the UN|