The spokeswoman for the Spanish government, Isabel Celaá, today avoided commenting on the photograph of King Juan Carlos with the Saudi Crown Prince, Mohamed bin Salmán, during the Formula One race held on Sunday in Abu Dhabi.
"We have not discussed this in the Government and I am a spokesman for the Government … We have the respect to the emeritus king that he deserves and nothing else," Celaá said in Brussels, where he attended as Minister of Education a Council of Ministers European of the branch.
The government spokeswoman also declined to comment on whether the government would try to avoid a similar photo between the president of the government, Pedro Sanchez, and the Saudi heir during the G20 summit to be held in Buenos Aires starting next Thursday and in which it is expected the assistance of both.
Don Juan Carlos and the Infanta Cristina visited Abu Dhabi this weekend, where they witnessed the Formula One race and where the meeting between the king and Saudi Crown Prince took place, whom Turkey and the CIA relate to the murder of the dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi embassy in Istanbul.
The United parties Podemos and Izquierda Unida have censored photography, while the PSOE did not want to give their opinion on an issue that "was not on the official agenda."