Online discussion tackles the place of the Spanish language in international relations 

CELEBRITY WORLD PH 

By Crispina M. Belen 

Online discussion tackles the place of the Spanish language in international relations 

add_webinar_Spanish-in-the-worldOn Thursday, April 29, at 6pm, Instituto Cervantes de Manila will hold an online panel discussion about the role of the Spanish language in international institutions and relations.  Titled “La importancia del español en las relaciones internacionales,” this event will bring together four ambassadors to discuss the importance of Spanish in global institutions and its weight in international relations.  

Last April 23 was not only the International Book Day but also the day of the Spanish Language, a commemoration declared by the United Nations in 2010 to highlight the global relevance of Spanish, which even Google celebrated with a special doodle featuring the characteristic Spanish letter “ñ”.  

In line with this, Instituto Cervantes de Manila has invited H.E. Carlos Rojas, Ambassador of Chile in the Philippines; H.E. Marcela Ordóñez, Ambassador of Colombia in the Philippines; and H.E. Jorge Moragas, Ambassador of Spain in the Philippines, who will join H.E. Celia Anna Feria, Ambassador of the Philippines in Portugal, to measure the importance of the Spanish language in the international context and address commonly asked questions, such as the reasons for a Filipino aspiring to be a diplomat to learn Spanish. 

The discussion will be conducted in Spanish but simultaneous English interpretation will be available. Admission is free and open to all on a first-come, first-served basis.  The link to access the event is https://zoom.us/j/96951246678.  

This event is organized by Instituto Cervantes de Manila, in collaboration with the Embassy of Chile in the Philippines, the Embassy of Colombia in the Philippines, and the Embassy of Spain in the Philippines.  

For further information about the webinar, please visit Instituto Cervantes’ website (http://manila.cervantes.es), or Instituto Cervantes Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/InstitutoCervantesManila.  

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