His Highness the Amir of State of Qatar Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani was accorded on Tuesday morning an official reception ceremony upon His Highness' arrival at the Royal Palace of Madrid, on the occasion of His Highness' state visit to the Kingdom of Spain. HM King Felipe VI of Spain and HM Queen Letizia led the well-wishers of His Highness and HH Consort of HH the Amir Sheikha Jawaher bint Hamad bin Suhaim Al Thani upon their arrival.
The ceremony started with both Qatari and Spanish national anthems before HH the Amir reviewed the Guard of Honor.
His Highness was also awarded a 21-gun salute welcome, after which His Highness and Her Highness shook hands with members of the official Spanish delegation and ranking officials. HM the King and Queen of Spain also shook hands with member of the official delegation accompanying His Highness.
Afterwards, His Highness and HM King Felipe VI of Spain viewed a military parade by the Spanish Royal Guard and the Royal Cavalry.
The two sides then held a meeting to review bilateral friendship and cooperation ties, in addition to exchanging views on a number of issues of joint interest.
The meeting was attended by the Consort of HH the Amir and the Queen of Spain.