Queen Letizia of Spain chaired a preparatory work meeting for the cooperation trip that she will carry out from May 31 to June 2 to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, to learn about the work that Spanish Cooperation carries out there in the areas of health, governance, and gender equality, rural development, and food security.
The meeting was attended by the Secretary of State for International Cooperation, Pilar Cancela Rodríguez; the director of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation-AECID, Antón Leis García and the director of Cooperation with Africa and Asia, Carmen Magariños Casal. Within the AECID directory, Mauritania is part of the group of Least Advanced Association Countries. When in 1995 the Spanish Cooperation began to carry out projects in Mauritania, lines of work were drawn up aimed at reducing poverty in the country from different areas of development.
After establishing the Technical Cooperation Office in 1998, the AECID began a series of works to consolidate democratic processes and the rule of law; the promotion of economic opportunities for the most vulnerable -mainly in rural development- and the consolidation of basic social services, especially those related to health services. There are 12 Spanish NGDOs (Non-Governmental Organizations for Development) in Mauritania, which work in the sectors of rural development and food security, health, and gender.
This is the seventh cooperation trip of Queen Letizia, since the proclamation of Felipe as King in 2014. Her first trip was to Honduras and El Salvador, in 2015. In 2017, in Senegal, in 2018 she traveled to the Dominican Republic and Haiti, in 2019 she traveled to Mozambique, in 2020 Honduras on a humanitarian aid trip and in 2021 Paraguay.
For the meeting, Queen Letizia was wearing her Hugo Boss Tailored Jacquard Jacket . Letizia paired the outfit with her gold hoops
and her Karen Hallam ring.