Spain's Crown Prince Felipe received on Thursday in Madrid the participants in the 12th Advanced Strategic Studies Course for Ibero-American Senior Officers.

About 40 senior officers, seven of them Spaniards and the rest from Portugal and 16 Latin American nations, are taking part in the Jan. 28-March 15 course.

The curriculum is designed to provide students with specialized knowledge so that they can assume posts of responsibility in the armed forces of their respective countries.

The officers are attending a series of courses concerning the international situation, defense planning, economics and military industry and the culture and sociology of defense, which are complimented with visits to Spanish institutions as well as to technology and weapons industries. EFE