Spain celebrated Hispanic Heritage Day in Guatemala today with a reception headed by its ambassador, Alfonso Portables, in which the "magnificent" relations between both countries were highlighted.
In a ceremony held at a hotel in the capital, which was attended by the Guatemalan Vice President, Jafeth Cabrera, said that the "party" that celebrates Spain on the occasion of this day, October 12, serves to frame the cooperation between the two.
In this same sense, he assured that there is a "magnificent relationship" between the two nations and added that although they insist on "improving" they almost can not because it is "very good", special and has "magic" because it is two countries "friends" and brothers".
"We will always be with Guatemala (…) We are friends and brothers and this will be our whole life", emphasized Portabales, of Galician origin, before emphasizing that this relationship translates into fields as varied as the diplomat, the economic, commercial or cultural.
The ambassador also had words for the XXVI Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State and Government to be held next November in the colonial city of Antigua, and said that this will be "a great success."
The XXVI Ibero-American Summit of Heads of State will be held on November 15 and 16, 2018 in the Guatemalan city of Antigua with the slogan "A prosperous, inclusive and sustainable Latin America."
Guatemala was, along with Nicaragua, Honduras and Andorra, the country that had not yet hosted any Ibero-American summit since they began to be held in 1991 as a space for reflection on international challenges and for the promotion of regional cooperation, coordination and solidarity.