He appreciates the invitation to meet with Zelensky and talks with Reynoso about the expansion of the Rota base after the agreement with the US
MADRID, 27 Jul. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The leader of the Popular Party, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has opted this Wednesday to strengthen the ties of his party with the United States and Ukraine in two meetings with the ambassadors of both countries, in which it has been agreed that he will visit Washington and kyiv.
The leader of the opposition first held a meeting with the Ukrainian ambassador to Spain, Serhii Pohoreltse, to whom he conveyed his party's solidarity and support for Ukraine after the Russian invasion.
During the meeting, the ambassador invited him to visit the country and hold a meeting with the Ukrainian president. "I appreciate his invitation to visit Ukraine to meet with President Zelensky," Feijóo said.
In a message on his official Twitter account, which has been collected by Europa Press, the leader of the PP has assured that he has personally conveyed the "solidarity and support" of the Popular Party "in the face of the atrocious Russian invasion."
Afterwards, Feijóo held an interview -also at the PP's national headquarters- with the US ambassador to Spain, Julissa Reynoso, in which the foundations for a future visit to Washington were laid.
In addition to this foreseeable trip to the US capital, Feijóo and Reynoso have talked about the expansion of the Rota Naval Base, following the bilateral agreement between Spain and the United States last June.
In a message on social networks, Feijóo himself has specified that the United States ambassador has informed him at that meeting of "the expansion of the Rota base" and they have "agreed on a future visit to Washington."
At the end of June, the president of the United States, Joe Biden, and that of Spain, Pedro Sánchez, agreed to increase the US military presence at the Rota naval base (Cádiz) by sending two more destroyers as part of the shield NATO anti-missile missiles, which will be added to the four already installed there since 2014 and 2015.
The general secretary of the PP, Cuca Gamarra, already guaranteed the support of her party to change the agreement on Rota after that agreement within the framework of the NATO Summit. Thus, she stressed that on these state issues the PP "will not fail the Spaniards but called on the Prime Minister to" abandon arrogance ", especially when he does not have unity within his cabinet on this matter.