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Spanish embassy marks National Day
October 14, 2017, 9:54 am

The Spanish embassy hosted a reception to commemorate the country’s National Day at the Symphony Style Hotel on 11 October. The Spanish Ambassador to Kuwait H.E. Carlos Saenz de Tejada welcomed the Chief Guest Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah, as well the gathering of members of the diplomatic corps, Kuwaiti officials, dignitaries and special invitees.

In his address to the audience, the Spanish ambassador Tejada mentioned Catalonia's disputed independence referendum, stating, “We are one people and it's impossible to be separated. What happened was not acceptable from all, and the Spanish government's stance of the independence issue is clear and backed by friendly countries.”

He expressed his optimism for a diplomatic solution to the crisis and open dialogue following the government's suspension of the independence declaration.

Regarding Spain's relations with Kuwait, Tejada lauded the strong and deeply rooted bilateral relations between the two countries, where Spain has cooperated with Kuwait in various domains, mainly politics, economy and culture. He added that a growing number of Kuwaitis are visiting Spain every year and many are settling in the country to manage businesses.

For his part, Kuwait's Deputy Foreign Minister Khaled Al-Jarallah noted the diverse commercial, economic and investment relations Kuwait has with Spain.
On political issues, the Minister Al-Jarallah pointed out that Kuwait and Spain share similar views on many regional and international issues.

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