The heir to the Spanish crown, Felipe de Borbon, said today the possibility that Spanish companies have in the U.S. to participate in projects of the administration of this country and transport infrastructure.
Felipe de Borbon participated today at the opening of the seventeenth US-Spain Forum, held in Jersey City and addresses issues such as economic and fiscal situation in the euro area, the opportunities in infrastructure and transport and growth of bioscience industry .
The Prince of Asturias, the title of heir, who participated in the discussion on “Opportunities for the development of transport and infrastructure,” said “the experience and expertise” of Spanish companies and their increased competitiveness.
He also mentioned “the excellent understanding in this area between Spain and the United States” and in particular the ministries of Works and Transport through the memorandum of understanding reached in 2010.
“I hope that these contacts will allow Spain to increase its participation in the U.S. administration plans to develop a new modern transport network in the United States,” the heir to the Spanish crown, who attends this forum together with his wife Princess Letizia.
He stressed that Spanish companies “have gained in recent years worldwide recognition as experts in the management of highway networks, airports and logistics”, in addition to rail projects implemented in 90 countries.
At this meeting the Forum Spain-United States also participate Secretary of Transportation of this country, Ray Lahood, and Undersecretary of International Trade, Francisco Sanchez, among others.
By attending Spanish Spanish Development Minister, Ana Pastor, and the Secretaries of State for Foreign Affairs, Gonzalo de Benito, and Commerce, Jaime García-Legaz.
At the close of the meeting attended by the Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, from Rio de Janeiro, where he attended the UN Conference on Sustainable Development (Rio +20).
The U.S. diplomat will keep a brief meeting with the princes of Asturias “just before the closing of the Forum,” diplomatic sources said on Friday.
This meeting of the Forum is part of the activities of the U.S. Spain Council, a non profit organization created in 1997 by civil society initiative and with support from the administration and academic institutions of both countries.
It aims to promote a pluralistic dialogue on economic, financial, cultural, educational, political and professional, between Spanish and American society.
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