Statement Attributable to the Spokesperson for the
High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations
The High Representative meets His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain
Madrid, 17 January 2017
The High Representative for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, Mr. Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser met with His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain today at Palacio de El Pardo in Madrid.
Mr. Al-Nasser extended his thanks to His Majesty and the Government of Spain, for their political and financial support of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) since its inception. He also briefed King Felipe VI on the most recent work and activities of the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations.
King Felipe VI and Mr. Al Nasser agreed that promoting tolerance, understanding, diversity and respect of the other is now more important than ever to achieve peace and security.
The meeting comes on the margins of a royal reception hosted by King Felipe VI for the dignitaries participating at UNWTO Official Opening of the International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development on January 18th.
The Governments of Spain and Turkey are co-sponsors of UNAOC.