translated from Spanish: Felipe VI meets tabaré Vázquez in the face of the transfer of power in Uruguay

Montevideo.- The King of Spain, Felipe VI, held a meeting on Saturday with the outgoing president of Uruguay, Tabaré Vázquez, on the eve of the handover ceremony to the new head of state, Luis Lacalle Pou.After holding an early meeting with Lacalle in his private residence, the king moved to the Executive Tower of Montevideo, the seat of the Uruguayan Executive, to meet Vazquez.

After being met with honors at the gates of the building, Vazquez greeted the king already inside and held a meeting alone before several representatives of the two delegations joined her. At the beginning of his interview, the Uruguayan President became interested in King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia, who assured Don Felipe that he had always had a very good relationship with them. The subsequent meeting included, among other authorities, the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancha González Laya, and her Uruguayan counterpart, Rodolfo Nin, who will be relieved after the arrival of the new Government of Lacalle.Tabaré Vázquez expressed to the journalists at the end of the meeting that the meeting was very interesting and that the king knew what Uruguay entails, «a beacon in the region from the institutional and democratic point of view, of political strength, social balances, social peace…».» They , the outgoing president apostilled, love Uruguay and the Uruguayan people very much.» 

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