Trump to host king and queen of Spain for state visit

Trump to host king and queen of Spain for state visit
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump orders US troops back to active duty for coronavirus response Trump asserts power to decide info inspector general for stimulus gives Congress Fighting a virus with the wrong tools MORE will host the king and queen of Spain for a state visit in April, the White House announced Tuesday.

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia will visit the White House on April 21. State visits are more formal than standard bilateral meetings between world leaders and include a ceremonial dinner with lawmakers and high-profile guests.

"The visit will celebrate our two countries’ close friendship and shared history, and reaffirm our commitments to stand together to address today’s global challenges," the White House said in a statement.

The president and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpUK Prime Minister Boris Johnson tests positive for coronavirus Trump defends million in Kennedy Center funding in coronavirus stimulus Budowsky: President Trump, meet with all former living presidents MORE previously hosted French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronOfficials say Paris hospitals will be hit hard following coronavirus spike The 'war' on COVID-19 doesn't mean military lockdown War in the time of coronavirus MORE and Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison and their spouses for state visits.

Trump has not previously traveled to Spain. He hosted former Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy at the White House in 2017. The country's current government leader is Pedro Sánchez, a left-leaning politician.