these are the 17 other visits by a Spanish president to the White House
The White House will be the setting for the next meeting between Pedro Sánchez and Joe Biden next Friday, May 12.as reported by Karine Jean-Pierre, White House spokeswoman, on Wednesday. A visit to the United States that will take place almost six years after the last one by a president of the Spanish government.
The visit will allow to deepen diplomatic relations between the United States and Spain, being the support to Ukraine in the war against Russia, transatlantic security or climate change some of the topics to be discussed.
The last meeting between the two leaders took place almost a year ago, when on June 28, 2022 Joe Biden visited the Moncloa Palace. However, the last time a Spanish president was received at the White House was with Mariano Rajoywho starred in the so far last visit during Donald Trump’s presidency.
Pedro Sanchez’s visit next May 12. will be the 17th visit by a Spanish president to the White House.although not long ago Mariano Rajoy was already able to meet with Donald Trump (2017) and even with Barack Obama (2014). For his part, former President Zapatero also had the opportunity to visit the facilities of the residence of the President of the United States, during the presidencies of Barack Obama (2009) and George W. Bush (2008).
José María Aznar seems to be the president who was most liked in the United States, being the Spanish president who. has visited the United States the most times during his official schedule.a total of six practically consecutive times in nine years in office (1997, 1999, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004). In all these visits, Aznar held meetings with George W. Bush on up to four occasions and with Bill Clinton on two occasions.
Felipe González made four visits to the United States, meeting with Bill Clinton (1993), George H.W. Bush (1989 and 1992) and Ronald Reagan (1983). Bush (1989 and 1992) and Ronald Reagan (1983). Finally, the first visits by the Spanish government after democracy was established were made by Adolfo Suárez, who met twice with Jimmy Carter (1977 and 1980).