Bilateral Events 2011
Spain’s agreement to port U.S. ships at Naval Station Rota on the Atlantic coast will forge a deeper bilateral security relationship between the two nations and support NATO’s missile defense system, Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta said.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Spain from July 1-2. She met with President Zapatero, Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez, and King Juan Carlos I. During her meetings, Secretary Clinton underscored the close partnership and friendship the United States and Spain enjoy, based on shared values and common interests, and discussed a range of issues including Afghanistan, North Africa, and the Middle East and trade, investment, and the economy. She also had a brief meeting with the President of the Popular Party, Mariano Rajoy.
The Queen and Princess of Las Fallas pay a visit to the U.S. consular agency in Valencia
For the first time ever, the Queen and Princess of Las Fallas paid a visit to the U.S. consular agency in Valencia. Consular Agent David Nordlund gave them a quick U.S. geography lesson, and Laura, this year’s Queen, wrote in the visitor book: “We hope the bond and friendship between our two countries continues to grow.”
The enduring partnership between the United States and Spain is rooted in friendship and common values. We are not only bilateral partners, but regional and global as well, and united in a shared vision for a world that is peaceful, secure, and prosperous.