Ramón de Miguel presented credentials to François Hollande on Tuesday./ Picture: Présidence de la République-L. Blevennec.
Luis Ayllón. Madrid.
The new ambassador of Spain in France, Ramón de Miguel, presented his credentials last Tuesday before the president of the French Republic, François Hollande, in a ceremony celebrated at the Palace of the Elysée. De Miguel, expert in European matters, who was appointed ambassador in Paris last 16 May, will make his debut as ambassador in an official function on Monday 14 July, on the occasion of the French national holiday.
This year, when the centenary of the start of the First World War, in 1914, is commemorated, France has invited numerous international authorities, being among them the Minister of Defence, Pedro Morenés, leading a Spanish delegation.
1st King’s Immemorial Regiment will participate in the parade of 14 July in Paris
Spain will take part in the parade with a flag and its guard of the 1st King’s Immemorial Regimen, the oldest professional military unit of Europe. A group of young Spanish civilians will participate along with young people of other nationalities in the representation that will take place at the end of the parade.
A few days after, on 22 July, it is planned that the King and Queen of Spain make a visit to France, whose authorities have carefully prepared the reception of the new sovereigns. King Philip and Queen Letizia will be welcomed by Hollande and they will afterwards separately meet the prime minister, Manuel Valls; and the president of the National Assembly, Claude Bartolone.