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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 TrumpHillary Clinton responds to Chrissy Teigen tweet: 'I love you back' Police called after Florida moms refuse to wear face masks at school board meeting about mask policy Supreme Court rejects Trump effort to shorten North Carolina mail-ballot deadline 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 TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: One week from Election Day | Biden looks to expand map | Trump trails narrowly in Florida, Arizona Melania Trump focuses on coronavirus in return to campaign trail Watch live: Melania Trump holds MAGA event MORE previously hosted French President Emmanuel MacronEmmanuel Jean-Michel MacronOvernight Health Care: White House seeks to clarify press release claiming pandemic over | Fauci: COVID vaccine likely not available until next year France to undergo second national coronavirus lockdown France to impose new national lockdown as COVID-19 cases rise 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.