His Majesty the King this morning at the Zarzuela Palace received in an official hearing an institutional delegation of the City of La Unión, formed by our Mayor, and Aldermen of the Municipal Government Team.

The act was for the purpose of presenting Don Juan Carlos the Gold Medal of the City of La Unión and the International Festival del Cante de las Minas, distinctions that were both granted to the Monarch in 2010 during the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of the municipality, and the Golden Jubilee of the flamenco event, both of which took place under the honorary presidency of His Majesty.

Francisco Bernabé expressed to the king the emotion and gratitude of the citizens of our town for the honor conferred, in addition to informing him of the main projects of cultural, touristic and industrial nature, such as the regeneration of Portman Bay, works in which the municipality is currently engaged.  The Mayor formally invited His Majesty, or a designated member of the Royal House, to visit La Unión in the near future.

The King expressed his satisfaction and pride in receiving the awards, showing his keen interest in the various initiatives outlined by the Mayor and encouraging the town to fight tirelessly to achieve them because of their great importance.

Lastly, Don Juan Carlos sent through our Mayor and councilors, his sincere best wishes for prosperity for all citizens of La Unión, Portman and Roche.