Spain's Queen Letizia arrives in El Salvador to visit co-operation projects

San Salvador, May 27 (EFE).- Spain's Queen Letizia arrived in the Salvadoran capital from Honduras on Tuesday on the final leg of her first visit to co-operation projects funded by Spain in the two countries.

The queen, accompanied by Spanish Secretary of State for International Co-operation Jesus Gracia, was received by Salvadoran Vice Minister of Development Co-operation Jaime Alfredo Miranda and Spanish ambassador Francisco Jose Rabena.

On Wednesday, the queen will visit La Casa de las Mujeres in Suchitoto, a center promoting gender equality, providing counselling and assistance to domestic violence victims, and developing programs to strengthen the capacities of women and their organizations.

Queen Letizia will then be received by Mayor Pedrina Rivera at the town hall of Suchitoto, the country's oldest colonial settlement, and will also visit the municipal market and the Santa Lucia Church, both restored with funding from Spain.

She will go on to a family health center in the municipality of Jiquilisco which treats patients with chronic kidney failure, and visit water and sanitation facilities for the Isla de Mendez.

On Thursday, Queen Letizia will attend the Technical Cooperation Office in San Salvador, for an update on Spanish-sponsored activities promoting art and culture in La Casa Tomada.

She will also meet Salvadoran President Sanchez Ceren for discussions followed by lunch.