- The first lady will arrive in Madrid on Wednesday night and will stay there until Friday.
- The president will travel to the Spanish capital next week, from 9 to 11 July, to meet king Philip VI and his counterpart in office, Rajoy.
- the visit of Michelle Obama will focus on promoting its initiative ‘Let Girls Learn’ to give access to education to 62 million children and adolescents.
- Visiting Liberia and Morocco before and will be accompanied throughout the tour by his two daughters, Malia and Sasha, and her mother, Marian Robinson.
- in Marrakech, will participate in a conversation with girls and women alongside actresses Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto, and CNN will record in a documentary.
trips to Spain US president, Barack Obama , and the first lady, Michelle Obama, in the coming weeks will focus on “very different” issues, which shows the “wide” character of the bilateral alliance , the White House said.
Michelle Obama will arrive in Madrid on Wednesday, 29 , at night and will stay there until Friday July 1, while the president will travel to the Spanish capital the following week, from 9 to July 11 , for meeting with king Felipe VI and President of the caretaker government, Mariano Rajoy.
“ the agenda is very different ” on both trips, the deputy national security adviser of said Obama, Ben Rhodes, in a telephone press conference.
‘Let Girls Learn’
“The president will discuss our security cooperation , the value of our alliance in NATO, the ways in which we cooperate on transatlantic institutions; while the first lady comes with a focus on what message can we do together to more power to women and girls “he added. To Rhodes, the variety of topics advisor” shows the comprehensive approach USA has this relationship “with Spain.
The visit of Michelle Obama will focus on promote their initiative ‘Let Girls Learn ‘(Let the girls learn), launched in 2015 to provide access to the education to 62 million girls and adolescents worldwide who do not attend school.
the first lady visit Liberia and Morocco before arriving in Madrid and will be accompanied throughout the tour for their two daughters , Malia and Sasha, and her mother, Marian Robinson.
speech with queen in Madrid
His most important event in Madrid is a speech to be delivered on June 30 to “hundreds of girls and young women “for share” stories of girls to which met in Liberia, Morocco and other travel “has done to promote the initiative, explained the chief of staff of the first lady, Tina Tchen.
“Mrs. Obama will encourage the audience to value their own education and opportunities and continue efforts for women and girls in your country to progress , as well as acting to help 62 million around the world who are not in school “Tchen said in the conference call.
expects the wife of US President announce “new commitments” for your initiative in that speech and queen Letizia also p ronuncie words when the first lady finished, he added . After that act, Michelle Obama will meet with Queen Letizia , who already know other meetings throughout the presidency of her husband.
Will be in Spain until Friday
White House did not elaborate on what the agenda Michelle after his meeting with the queen on Thursday, and only indicated that will be in Spain until Friday and will arrive in Washington the same day in the evening, local time.
Although the initiative of the first lady focuses on developing country , the White House believes it is important “also speak to a audience in the developed world ” on the issue, as it did already on their trips to UK and Argentina, Tchen said.
“from the beginning, the campaign has included a component awareness (…) so that people understand the problem, take action and use their strength to help (a girls), and that is the message that the first lady expressed in his speech in Spain, “he added.
CNN recorded in Marrakech
Michelle Obama will start his tour on Sunday and will start their agenda in Liberia on Monday, where he will meet with the president Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf and girls and adolescents in the country in a training center of the American Peace Corps and a school.
on Tuesday will be in Marrakech , where he will participate in a conversation with girls and women next to the actresses Meryl Streep and Freida Pinto , invited by the CNN to record a documentary about the initiative.
also intervene in a ceremony “iftar” , food with the day the fast is broken during the month of Ramadan, along with the wife of king Mohammed VI of Morocco, the princess Lalla Salma .