Madrid, Jan 19 (EFE).- Numerous personalities from politics, business, justice, culture, television and even bullfighting have shown their sympathy and affection for Cantabria on Thursday, which has boasted of being “unbeatable” in the institutional dinner organized by the presence of the autonomous community at the International Tourism Fair (Fitur).
The High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs, Josep Borrell, the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and the President of Asturias, Adrián Barbón, did not want to miss this meeting, organized by the Government of Cantabria and Banco Santander in a hotel in Madrid.
The Cantabrian President, Miguel Ángel Revilla, stressed that the nearly 250 attendees at this dinner are united by “a common denominator: love for Cantabria”, a land that he considers “unbeatable” for its diverse tourist offer and for the treatment of the Cantabrians to the visitors. “And then there are also a few here who are very close friends of mine,” he added.
Some important names in the Spanish economy such as the businessman Vicente Boluda or the president of Santander Spain, Luis Isasi, -who has spoken a few words- have attended the meeting, in which the magistrates Manuel Marchena, César Tolosa and Julián Sánchez Melgar or the superior prosecutor of Catalonia, Francisco Bañeres, among other representatives of the Spanish justice system.
In his speech, Revilla had words of support for judges and prosecutors, “very important” to uphold the rule of law, he has claimed.
«I would not want to have them in front of me if I am guilty, and I would want to have them in front of me if I were innocent. With that I say enough, “said the head of the Cantabrian Executive.
The actor Miguel Ángel Silvestre, the versatile José Mota, the Santander singer Sofía Ellar, the Mago More, the Cantabrian artist Óscar San Miguel “Okuda”, Bertín Osborne, El Turronero or the bullfighters Francisco Rivera and Juan José Padilla have also attended this appointment to transfer his love to Cantabria.
They could not miss the anchovies, which have opened the menu, which has been completed with Cantabrian belly with Isla peppers, hake, regional cheeses or puff pastry tart.
During his words, Revilla also remembered the Beato de Liébana prize-winners present at the dinner: Josep Borrell, Father Ángel or the promoter of the first pediatric exoskeleton, Elena García Armada.
Journalists such as Luis del Olmo, Susana Griso, Iñaki López or José Yelmo have also attended the dinner, in which there has been a broad representation of Banco Santander.