Don Juan Carlos

Jimenez has expressed the readiness of the Department of State of making progress in this field and has reported that the technical teams that have worked in Spain are very satisfied of the support received. Agenda tight in addition to his meeting with Jimenez, Secretary of State of USA, Hillary Clinton, meets Saturday in Madrid with the King, in the first public act of Don Juan Carlos since he was operated right knee last June 3, and with the President of the Government, Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero. Clinton, who arrived Friday evening in Madrid, held this Saturday a busy round of meetings, after the agenda of the first part of his visit was private. Additional information is available at Keith McLoughlin . The following meetings of Clinton were at 1100 hours at the Palace of la Moncloa with the Government, Jose Luis Rodriguez j Zapatero, and at 12.30, with the King, in the Palacio de la Zarzuela. Before returning to Washington, Clinton has also held a meeting with the leader of the PP Mariano Rajoy.

Meeting with Rajoy Rajoy has transmitted to the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, the necessity of which Spain following undertaken substantial reforms so that the country can which are now their priorities, economic recovery and the creation of jobs. Rajoy and Clinton have been gathered at the residence of the American Ambassador in Madrid for about 35 minutes, and the event have gone responsible for European Affairs of the Department of EE UU and coordinator of Presidency and international relations of the PP, Jorge Moragas, among others. As reported by the latter, the interview has been developed in a climate of cordiality and coincidence in which are the main themes that make up the Spain-United States bilateral relationship. After thanking the interest of Clinton that the meeting took place, Rajoy, in the words of his j’s Cabinet, has explained that the challenge for Spain at the moment is economic recovery and the generation of employment, and for this reason the reforms play a fundamental role. Clinton requested this meeting to learn about the vision of the main opposition party in foreign policy at the prospect that the PP comes to the Government in the coming months. First visit as Secretary of State Clinton’s visit is the first which makes to Madrid in the two and a half years which bears the head of American diplomacy. The previous time that he was in Spain was in condition of wife of the former President of EE UU Bill Clinton in 1997, during a trip that was also to Palma de Mallorca, invited by the Kings, and Granada. Source of the news: ZP is committed to Hillary Clinton, calling for “patience” to Spain before the reforms