Queen Letizia began this Monday, June 12, a cooperation trip to Colombia. The Spanish consort will be in the country until June 14.
During her brief but important trip, the 50-year-old wife of King Felipe will first arrive in Cartagena de Indias and then travel to Cali.
Queen Letizia’s trip to Colombia
The Royal House reported that the reason for the Queen’s trip is for cooperation. On this particular trip, the monarch will get to know closely and support some programs.
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On this occasion, the royal will focus on projects that are focused on the gender perspective and the empowerment of women and girls.
This is the Queen’s second trip to the Latin American country and she will be accompanied by the Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Pilar Cancela Rodríguez.
Both will learn about the projects being carried out in the areas of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls, inclusive and sustainable growth, employment and decent work, especially in the field of youth, and peacebuilding, the fight against all forms of violence and access to justice for all people.
The Queen will also be able to see how the aid sent by Spain to the South American country has been invested.
Specifically in Cali, she will visit a shelter for battered women that has been funded by the Spanish agency.
The first time Queen Letizia was in Colombia was in 2009 when she was still Princess of Asturias.
Since she became queen, she has traveled to different countries on cooperation trips eight times. Her last trip was in 2022 to Mauritania.
As is a tradition in this type of trip, the queen will leave behind the elegance that characterizes her and will wear the traditional red jacket of the Red Cross complemented with simple clothes, a style that is more suited to this type of trip.