Queen Letizia of Spain will travel to Mozambique from 28 to 30 April to learn about the humanitarian work her country is developing
According to a statement from the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Queen will hear the answer that the Spanish aid medical assistance services provided to the people affected by the situation, as well as the work done "in the areas of democratic governance, health, nutrition and rural development."
The visit was already being prepared before the cyclone and it was decided to maintain it to ratify Spain's commitment to help Mozambique.
The official travel schedule has not yet been announced, but Letizia is expected to visit Maputo and Beira, the city most affected by the cyclone that was considered the worst natural disaster in recent history in Southeast Africa.
Spain has sent emergency humanitarian aid to Mozambique as soon as it became aware of the humanitarian disaster.
Queen Letizia is expected to visit the first mission of the Spanish Technical Assistance and Emergency Response Team (STAR), which has installed a field hospital the size of a football field in the area affected.
In total there are 71 professionals - 40 from the national health system of several Spanish regions and the remaining 31 from logistics personnel - who are recruited when international organizations or affected countries request health aid in the event of a natural disaster or any other international emergency.
This is the fourth cooperation trip by the Spanish queen, after having been in the Dominican Republic and Haiti (2018), Senegal (2017) and Honduras and El Salvador (2015).