RIYADH Ė Saudi Arabia King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received on Tuesday Spainís King Emeritus Juan Carlos in one of the royal palaces in capital Riyadh.
King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud held a banquet in honor of Spainís former king Juan Carlos, according to an official statement cited by the Saudi Press Agency.
The reception and banquet were attended by several Saudi officials, as well as the ambassador of Spain in Riyadh, Alvaro Iranzo Gutierrez.
The statement did not elaborate on the reasons for Juan Carlosís visit.
On April 25, 2016, Juan Carlos, who abdicated the throne in 2014, was received by Saudi Arabiaís foreign minister Adel al-Jubeir as a guest of honor in a conference honoring the former head of Saudi diplomacy, Saud Al Faisal.
King Felipe VI of Spain traveled in January to Saudi Arabia along with a large delegation of political and economic officials to strengthen ties with the Saudi regime, as well as to support Spanish companies to obtain new commercial projects in the Arab country.