Rajoy will represent Spain at the investiture of Varela
Posted On 23 Jun 2014
Mariano Rajoy, President of Spain, will be responsible for representing his country at the investiture of the new President of Panama, Juan Carlos Varela, on July 1. Until now, it was Philip VI, who in his position of heir to the Spanish Crown represented Spain in the investiture of Latin American Presidents.
Spanish media reported that after his proclamation as king, on 19 June, this will not continue to be so.
This will also be the first trip to Panama for Rajoy, after the conflict between the Spanish construction company Sacyr and the authorities of the Panama Canal for allegedly excess cost in the works.