41 heads of State and Government and senior institutions of the EU and international organizations, among those attending the inauguration
The president of the Dominican Republic, Danilo Medina; that of the Republic of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno; that of Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado; that of the Republic of Austria, Alexander Van Der Bellen; that of the Republic of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammatei, and the outgoing of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, will attend the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (COP25), which has been held since Monday in Ifema ( Madrid).
A total of 41 heads of State and Government have confirmed their attendance at the inauguration of the Summit that will take place next Monday, day 2, as well as the top leaders of international organizations.
King Felipe VI plans to offer a reception on Monday afternoon, December 2 for all of them. In addition, between that day and Wednesday, December 4, he plans to meet with all of them, within the framework of the Climate Summit.
Specifically, on Monday at 5:30 p.m. the King will receive the president of the Dominican Republic in the Royal Palace of Madrid and at 6 p.m. the president of the Republic of Ecuador.
On Tuesday, at the Palacio de la Zarzuela, Felipe VI will have at 10.00 a meeting with the president of the Republic of Costa Rica; at 10.30 with the president of Argentina; and at 1 pm with the president of Austria.
Finally, on Wednesday the King will receive the president of the Republic of Guatemala at 5:00 p.m. at the Palacio de la Zarzuela in Madrid.
Likewise, the monarch will receive the president of the House of Representatives of the United States, Nanci Pelosi, who will be accompanied by a delegation of members of the Chamber in audience at the Palacio de la Zarzuela on Tuesday at 09:00.
On Tuesday, Felipe VI will also meet with the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres, at 12 noon at the Palacio de la Zarzuela.
THE QUEEN IN THE SUMMIT
For its part, Queen Letizia will preside on Tuesday the event on health and climate change ‘Investing in climate actions for health: reduce emissions, clean our air, save lives’, within the framework of the Climate Summit in Ifema.
Among the broad representation of the more than 196 countries that will be present at the Summit, will be Prince Albert of Monaco or the Prime Ministers of France, Édouard Philippe, Portugal, Antonio Costa, or Palestine, Mohammad Shtayeeh, as well as the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Cardinal Pietro Parolin.
On the other hand, the top representatives of countries such as the United Kingdom, Brazil, Russia, China, India or the United States, the latter country that has recently initiated the process to leave the Paris Agreement, will not attend. In any case, the president of the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, will travel from the United States.
On behalf of the European Union, the President-elect of the European Council, Charles Michel, will attend; the president of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen; the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell; and the president of the European Parliament, David Sassoli.
Also present will be high representatives of international organizations such as the Secretary General of the United Nations, Antonio Guterres; the president of the General Assembly; the president of the Inter-American Development Bank, Luis Alberto Moreno; the general secretary of the OECD, Ángel Gurría or the general secretary of the SEGIB, Rebeca Grynspan.