PM Meeting With King Felipe VI: 13 July 2017
A Downing Street spokesperson said:
"The Prime Minister welcomed King Felipe VI of Spain to Downing Street this afternoon, as part of the Spanish State Visit to the UK. She said that the UK was delighted to be hosting the visit, and to have this historic opportunity to celebrate our longstanding partnership and our shared values and interests.
"The Prime Minister welcomed the King's warm speech in Parliament yesterday, in which he reiterated the friendship between our two countries, and she agreed that the UK and Spain enjoy an incredibly strong relationship.
"They discussed the close links between our people, who live, work, study and holiday in each other's country. The Prime Minister welcomed the valuable contribution that the many Spaniards who have made Britain their home make daily to our economy and society. And she paid tribute to the heroism of Spanish banker Ignacio Echeverrķa who was killed in last month's appalling act of terror at London Bridge as he rushed to help someone who was being attacked.
"Their talks also touched on a range of areas on which the UK and Spain work closely together to ensure the security and prosperity of our people, including trade and investment, defence, science and innovation, and on the world stage."
PM Meeting With King Felipe VI: 13 July 2017, 13th July 2017, 19:46 PM