King Presses For Economic Growth On Germany Trip

King Felipe VI stressed the need to promote economic growth this week during a two-day official visit to Germany.

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia walk through the Brandenburg Gate accompanied by German and Spanish officials. © Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

King Felipe, who met with German President Joachim Gauck and Chancellor Angela Merkel, said during remarks that economic growth was necessary for the credibility of institutions and European integration.

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Their Majesties with Chancellor Merkel. © Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

On Tuesday King Felipe flew to North Rhine-Westphalia where he continued meeting with German leaders and visiting businesses.

One stop included operations of Spanish automotive giant Gestamp Automoción S.L.

There, King Felipe said that despite economic difficulties, efforts at promoting innovation and social dialogue were bearing fruit.

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King greets well-wishers outside plant. © Casa de S.M. el Rey / Borja Fotógrafos

The automotive sector is among the most important in the Spanish economy.

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