Sunday, March 3, 2024

The relationship between the US and Spain is worse than ever and it will not change

Mr. Carlos Vega, journalist and moderator; D. Julissa Reynoso, US ambassador to Spain; Mr. Antonio Gavilanes, president of the Dialogues for Democracy Club; D. Alexandra Pandrea, director of Institutional Relations of the Dialogues for Democracy Club; and Mr. Santiago Bolíbar, president of Hisdesat

The relationship between the United States and Spain is worse than ever, and it will not change. This was stated by D. Julissa Reynoso, ambassador of the United States to Spain, at the informative breakfast ‘Spain-United States: The Bilateral Agenda for 2024’, organized by the Dialogues for Democracy Club with the sponsorship of Hisdesat.

Reynoso stated that “with all clarity and certainty, the US has a good relationship with the Spanish government, an indispensable ally, and it will continue to be so.”

Regarding the impact of Spain’s position on the conflict between Gaza and Israel, the ambassador emphasized that “the position of Spain and the US are very similar, so I don’t see any conflict. “We continue our support for Israel and its rights to defend itself while sending a clear message that many Palestinian civilians have been killed.”

Along these lines, regarding the conflict between Russia and Ukraine, Reynoso emphasized that “President Biden’s commitment will absolutely continue to support Ukraine… Likewise, he assured that there is no risk of losing this support to facing the presidential election in 2024 because “it is also clear that the Republicans in the US Congress support Ukraine.”

Regarding the Artificial Intelligence Law in the European Union, Julissa Reynoso assured that “the US is in dialogue with the European Union to ensure that these new regulations are in line with the country’s policy, since President Biden signed an order on executive to try put a regulatory framework in the sector, and most of the companies in this sector, which are Americans, took the voluntary position of finding ways to regulate themselves to promote innovation and at the same time prevent and control the risks to vulnerable groups, such as minorities and minors.”

Finally, Reynoso emphasized the collaboration between Spain and the United States, especially in the field of defense. “The relationship with Spain is diverse and intense. Thank you to the Ministry of Defense and the government in general for their support and openness to working with the Biden administration to continue working together,” he said. In addition, he emphasized that “the two governments are working together to improve the production of semiconductors and energy in the US and Spain to become more independent and avoid the problems we already have in the past, in addition to reducing the impact of the climate. ”

The event was also attended by Mr. Santiago Bolíbar, president of Hisdesat, who announced that “Hisdesat will launch the new SpainSat NG in 2024 with the North American SpaceX launcher, the Falcon 9, and the second one in 2025.” With these new generation satellites, “the most advanced and protected in Europe, we will continue to be happy to serve and be a partner of the US government to provide secure satellite communication services to NATO with the United Kingdom, France, Italy, and Luxembourg, he concluded.

With the sponsorship of Hisdesat, the Dialogues for Democracy Club organized this informative breakfast at the Intercontinental Hotel in Madrid in front of an audience of more than a hundred people from different institutions and companies, among them the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, the chief of staff of the Army, the general secretary of innovation at the Ministry of Science and Innovation, Antonio Garrigues Walker, president of the Garrigues Foundation, and the president of the Spain-United States Council, as well as the representatives of 20 countries through their embassies.

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