The White House has postponed the April state visit of the king and queen of Spain as a result of the global coronavirus pandemic.
“In order for the United States and Spain to continue to devote their full resources and attention to the COVID-19 response, the April 21, 2020, White House State Visit by Their Majesties King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain has been postponed,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement Wednesday morning.
Grisham said President Trump and first lady Melania Trump “look forward to welcoming Their Majesties to the United States and the White House in the near future,” indicating the visit, which was announced in February, would likely be rescheduled.
“The United States will continue to work with Spain and all of our European partners to minimize the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Grisham added.
Spain is also battle a major outbreak of the virus with over 10,000 reported cases.