King of Spain says Brazilian tourists are welcome
05/06/2012 17:17 - Portal Brasil
In his visit to Brazil, the king of Spain, Juan Carlos I, said on Monday, June 4, that Brazilians are “welcome” inSpain and that local officials are working to facilitate the entrance of these tourists. His statement was made before the lunch with President Dilma Rousseff. Brazilians have been facing difficulties to enter Spain.Two months ago, Brazil adopted reciprocity measures that made it harder for Spanish citizens to enter Brazil.
“I do not want to end (my speech) without assuring that Brazilian citizens are very welcome in Spain. Our country is one of the most visited by our Brazilian friends. We know some problems have occurred in the last few years, but Spanish authorities are establishing effective measures and speeding processes that will make the entrance of Brazilians easier” said Juan Carlos I.
During her speech, prior to the king’s, President Dilma Rousseff also dealt with the international economic crisis. She reiterated that the government is getting prepared to have an investment policy in order to face the international economic crisis. “Brazil is getting ready for a leap in terms of economic competitiveness. For this, an accelerated development in our scientific and technological capabilities is necessary. Brazil is also getting ready to have a pro-cyclical policy for investments in face of the worsening of the crises and of the recession processes in international economy.
According to the president, the overcoming of the crisis and the return to economic growth cannot depend exclusively on the actions of the emerging countries. On the effects of the crisis in Spain, Dilma stressed her confidence in the strength and creativity of the Spanish people in order to overcome it. “The return to growth in a global level cannot depend only on the measures adopted by the emerging countries. In a moment of crisis, it is fundamental to insist on a united and coordinated action involving all the main players in global economy, in special, a united and coordinated action involving the European countries themselves.”