A Sustainable Cocktail In The Reception Of The Kings To The Leaders Of The COP25

Madrid, Dec 2 (EFE) .- The kings of Spain presided this Monday at the Royal Palace a reception to the heads of State and Government attending the COP25 climate summit in Madrid in which a cocktail adjusted to the criteria was offered of sustainability of this event.

Felipe VI and Mrs. Letizia were receiving one by one the thirty leaders who attended the reception as well as a hundred heads of delegation from the countries participating in the summit.

In the case of the Heads of State and Government (who were headed by the president of the Spanish Executive, Pedro Sánchez, and his wife, Begoña Gómez) there was a greeting from the kings with a brief inn with each of them.

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Thus, presidents such as Argentina's, Mauricio Macri, (who transferred Mr. Felipe and Doña Letizia memories of his wife, Juliana Awada), passed through the Gasparini Hall of the Royal Palace. Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández; Costa Rica, Carlos Alvarado; Ecuador, Lenin Moreno; or the elected president of Guatemala, Alejandro Giammattei.

Also the UN Secretary General, Antonio Guterres; Prince Albert of Monaco, The Grand Duke of Luxembourg, the Secretary of State of the Holy See, Pietro Parolin, the Prime Minister of Portugal, Antonio Costa, or that of Morocco, Saadeddine Othmani.

Also present were the opposition leader, Pablo Casado; the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso; the mayor of the capital, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, and various businessmen whose firms are committed to the environment.

Both the king and several of his guests wore green ties in a nod to the goal of the summit, and also the cocktail, prepared by chef Paco Roncero, was influenced by sustainability.

Thus, attendees at the reception could taste organic salmon, national lobster with olive oil soup, beef brioche, corn with guacamole, shrimp tortilla, Tudela artichokes with trout roe, steamed mussels with seaweed, green asparagus with boletus, oxtail croquettes or Galician octopus.

Both the act in which the king and Guterres intervened and the subsequent cocktail took place in the Hall of Columns of the Palace, and in one of the annexed rooms were arranged the flags of the 196 countries represented at the summit.

The cocktail was entertained by a group of young people who, at the initiative of the non-profit organization Ecoembes, play recycled instruments made from waste such as drums, cutlery, cans and other objects made from garbage. EFE

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