King Felipe VI stressed the need to promote economic growth this week during a two-day official visit to Germany.
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.
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.
The automotive sector is among the most important in the Spanish economy.