The Prince of Asturias Departs Costa Rica Today After Presidential Inauguration

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    The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – The Prince of Asturias, Felipe de Borbon, today left from Costa Rica to Spain, after attending the inauguration ceremony of Luis Guillermo Solís as president of the Central American country.

    The flight from Felipe de Borbon took off at 17:25 local time (2325 GMT) and his last activity in the Central American country was a lunch offered for the new president of international delegations.

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    The Prince of Asturias had lunch and before leaving for the Juan Santamaria airport, on the outskirts of San Jose, he greeted a boy wearing a shirt of the Spanish team.

    Felipe de Borbon began the day with a breakfast together with the Iberoamerican Secretary General, Costa Rican Rebeca Grynspan, and Foreign Minister of Mexico, Jose Antonio Meade.

    At that event the conversation turned to the details of the next Summit of Heads of State and Government to be held in Veracruz, Mexico, on December 8 and 9.

    Later, Prince Felipe attended the handover at the National Stadium in San Jose, where his arrival was applauded a lot by the thousands of citizens who were on the premises.

    After the inauguration ceremony, Felipe de Borbón posed for an official photo with Solis and presidents and vice presidents of several Latin American countries who also attended the ceremony.

    From there he went to the lunch hosted by Solis, which was his last activity on Costa Rican soil.

    The Prince of Asturias arrived in Costa Rica on Wednesday and is the first high international dignitary to arrive to the country to attend the handover.

    During Wednesday he met Solis and later the outgoing President Laura Chinchilla, and also participated in private activities with Costa Ricans and Spanish residents in the Central American country.

    The Prince of Asturias was accompanied by the Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Jesús Gracia, the CEO of that entity for Latin America, Pablo Gómez de Olea, and the Head of the Secretariat of the Príncipe, Emilio Tomé.

    The Costa Rica News (TCRN)

    San Jose, Costa Rica

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