A group of Hispanic leaders from the USA spend two days in the Basque Country
The Carolina Foundation and the Basque Government Delegation in Madrid have coordinated a political, business and cultural visit to the capitals of the three Basque provinces
The program for Hispanic leaders has been organised by the Carolina Foundation and aims to help potential future Hispanic leaders in Latin America and the USA find out more about Spain, in all its aspects. This year, after having spent three days in Madrid visiting various institutions and meeting with a number of Secretaries of State, the group will travel to the Basque Country in order to experience at first hand the region's diversity and plurality.
The 16 young Hispanic leaders are to be shown the Bilbao Metropoli 30 project, learn about the evolution of Basque companies at Deusto Business School, enjoy some fine examples of Slow Food cuisine and learn about the Basque Culinary Centre project. They will also hold meetings with the Basque Government and visit the House of Peace and Human Rights in San Sebastian, the San Telmo Museum and the Miramón technology park.
For Irune Aguirrezabal, the Basque Government Delegate in Madrid, the trip provides an excellent opportunity to introduce them to the Basque Country. "It's important that people occupying strategic positions in other countries see a side of the Basque
Country that is different to the image that's usually projected, and as such it's always in our interest for them to see the Basque Country for themselves. Moreover, politically speaking it's a very interesting time to visit, as there is always something to be learnt from the way an electoral campaign is conducted in another country".
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