Prince Felipe de Borbon, heir to the Spanish crown, and his wife Princess Letizia will arrive in Panama Wednesday, October 3 to fulfil an action packed schedule.
While the visit will be largely focused on economic trade there will be events to keep social, sporting and historical media scribes busy.
They will later travel to Ecuador. Both official visits will have a strong economic. program including business meetings to strengthen the trade and investment relations between Spain and the two countries.
The Prince will be accompanied by Jesus Garcia Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Latin America and both will speak at the opening of the Second Meeting of Spanish Companies ICEX, convened under the heading "Business Opportunities in Panama.".
The Prince and Princess will join President Ricardo Martinelli, and his wife, Marta Linare at a luncheon and then attend the announcement of the V Centenary Cup, a November 14 soccer match between reigning World Cup Champions Spain and Panama, currently fighting to make a first World Cup appearance in Rio in 2014.
Wednesday’s program will continue with the launch of the commemoration of the V Centenary of the Discovery of the Pacific by Núñez de Balboa. The event will unveil a monumental sculpture of Panamanian artist Mark A. Lee Rueda, dedicated to the historic event. That day will close with a reception for the Prince of Asturias to the Spanish colony in Panama, at the residence of the Ambassador of Spain.
On Thursday , before leaving for Quito, the royal couple will visit two projects involving Spanish companies, the Metro subway construction and the Canal expansion.