The head of the Spanish Executive, Pedro Sánchez, received this Wednesday in Moncloa the president of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa, conveying Spain’s willingness “to deepen relations in matters of security”, both at the bilateral level and within the framework of the cooperation with the European Union. Thus, Sánchez has once again expressed the “strongest condemnation” of the violent acts of criminal groups in the Latin American country and has conveyed solidarity with the victims and their families, as well as “all the brother people of Ecuador,” according to The Government reported in a statement. At the meeting, which took place within the framework of the Ecuadorian president’s attendance at FITUR, Sánchez also conveyed to the President of Ecuador Spain’s support for the country’s democratic institutions, a support that he already expressed in a telephone call. last January 11, after the escalation of violence that the country suffered. During their meeting, the leaders also talked about common challenges, such as climate change and the ecological transition, with renewable energies as an engine to attract foreign investment in both countries. In this sense, the President of the Government has highlighted the results of the EU-CELAC Summit held in Brussels, “one of the great milestones of the Spanish Presidency of the Council of the EU, which committed an important investment package within the of the European Commission’s Global Gateway plan,” Moncloa highlighted. They have also spoken about the participation of Ecuador as a guest country at the International Tourism Fair, agreeing that the two countries stand out internationally for “their great tourist attraction” and can find synergies to collaborate on joint initiatives that “promote environmentally sustainable tourism and quality”. Furthermore, the President of the Government has thanked Ecuador for its commitment to the Ibero-American Summit system and has expressed Spain’s support for advancing the thematic axes for the next meeting. MEETING IN ZARZUELA Previously, Noboa also took advantage of his visit to Madrid on the occasion of the presentation of Ecuador as a partner country in the 44th edition of FITUR to hold a meeting with King Felipe VI at the Zarzuela Palace. The meeting was also attended, on the Spanish side, by the Secretary of State for Latin America and the Caribbean and Spanish in the World, Susana Sumelzo, and, on the Ecuadorian side, by the Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Ecuador, Niels Olsen, and the person in charge of business of the Embassy of the Republic of Ecuador in Spain, María Verónica Peña Montero.