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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Visit of Mariano Rajoy Brey, President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain

On Monday, January 13, President Obama will welcome the President of the Government of the Kingdom of Spain Mariano Rajoy Brey to the White House.  The visit will highlight the strength and depth of the United States’ relationship with Spain – from Spain’s decisive support during the Revolutionary War to our cooperation in fostering transatlantic security as committed NATO Allies.  The President and President Rajoy will discuss promoting economic growth and new jobs, support for the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, cooperation within NATO, Latin America, shared challenges in North Africa and the Middle East, and other topics of mutual interest.