King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain made an official visit to South Korea for two days to discuss bilateral cooperation in sectors including economy and trade.
Arrive at The Seoul Military Air Base in the South Korea
On October 23, Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain arrived at the Seoul Military Air Base in South Korea.
Their Majesties travelled from Japan, where they attended the Enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
King Felipe and Queen Letizia were welcomed by Park Yang-Woo, Minsiter of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), Chun Hong Jo, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea in Spain, Ignacio Morro, Ambassador of Spain in the Republic of Korea, among other authorities.Embed from Getty Images
Their Majesties were received with a red carpet lined with soldiers.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Queen Letizia looked elegant in white mid length dress from Hugo Boss, black blazer over her shoulders, bold buckle belt and Carolina Herrera Slingback Pumps in Black Suede.Embed from Getty Images
Handsome King Felipe wore black suit and white shirt with sky blue tie.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Visit to Seoul National Cemetery
After that, King Felipe and Queen Letizia visited Seoul National Cemetery, where they laid flowers at the Memorial Monument, which honours soldiers who lost their lives in the Korean independence movement, Korean War, and Vietnam War.Embed from Getty Images
As signal of respect, Their Majesties wore white gloves as they walked through the cemetery.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Then King Felipe and Queen Letizia burned incense and kept a minute of silence before signing the cemetery’s book of honor.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Queen Letizia changed her outfit for the visit to the cemetery. She donned a mid length dark blue dress with a bold floral print from Carolina Herrera and her Nina Ricci pumps.Embed from Getty Images
King Felipe and Queen Letizia signed the cemetery’s book of honor.Embed from Getty Images
Meeting with South Korean President and First Lady
Later, Their Majesties were officially welcomed by South Korean President Moon Jae-in and his wife First Lady Kim Jung-sook at The Blue House (Cheong Wa Dae).Embed from Getty Images
During the welcome ceremony the National Anthems of the two countries were interpreted and King Felipe together with the Korean President, reviewed the troops.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Afterwards, His Majesty the King held a meeting with the President of the Republic of Korea, Moon Jae-in, and attended the signing ceremony of two agreements, one on tourism – more than 440,000 South Koreans visited Spain in 2018.Embed from Getty Images
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Pres. Moon (@moonriver365) and His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain held a summit at Cheong Wa Dae. They discussed ways to expand substantive cooperation between the two countries. Moreover, two MOUs were signed on tourism, trade and investment.???? pic.twitter.com/Y7jlKndnNt— The Office of President Moon Jae-in (@TheBlueHouseENG) October 23, 2019
The second agreement was signed by ICEX Spain Export and Investment, and KOTRA, the Korea Trade-Investment Promotion Agency.
Durante el primer día de la visita:— Exteriores (@MAECgob) October 23, 2019
➡️ Ambas delegaciones han firmado sendos Memorandos de Entendimiento sobre #turismo y #comercio e #inversiones
➡️ El Rey y el ministro e.f. @JosepBorrellF se han reunido con el ex Secretario General de la @ONU_es, Ban Ki-moon pic.twitter.com/TA4WCgfjNi
Meanwhile, Her Majesty The Queen held a meeting with the First Lady of South Korea, Kim Jung-sook.
Meeting with the former Secretary General of the United Nations
King Felipe went to the Four Seasons Hotel, where he held a meeting with the former Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-Moon.
During the meeting His Majesty the King was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation and the Ambassador of Spain in the Republic of Korea.
Ya en #CoreadelSur acompañando a los Reyes después de haber asistido a la entronización del Emperador Naruhito en #Japón. La agenda incluye reuniones de carácter comercial e institucional, como el encuentro con el exsecretario general de @UN, Ban Ki-moon. pic.twitter.com/p3HSgFLLZF— Josep Borrell Fontelles (@JosepBorrellF) October 23, 2019
Official Dinner at The Blue House
In the evening, The King and Queen attended a dinner in Seoul hosted by President Moon Jae-in and First Lady Kim Jung-sook at the Blue House.
Cena oficial que ofrecida a los Reyes por el Presidente de la República de Corea, Moon Jae-in, y la Primera Dama Kim Jung-sook. Viaje de Estado a la República de Corea. https://t.co/ZoaVJ5Up5a pic.twitter.com/LjG9397HW5— Casa de S.M. el Rey (@CasaReal) October 23, 2019
Spanish’s Queen Letizia looked stunning in a gorgeous gown by British designer Alice Temperley “Finale Dress” and Manolo Blahnik Slingback Pumps.
The Queen completed her look with statement earrings featuring diamonds and a circle of ruby jewels.
At the dinner King Felipe VI delivered a speech
“We are also today societies in which the rule of law, democracy and the division of powers are an indisputable reality. And it is these shared values that allow us to look to the immediate future, facing and understanding from similar perspectives the opportunities and challenges that are presented to us”.King Felipe VI of Spain
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