Spain's new king, Felipe VI, met Friday with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and set an agenda for international travel that will take him to the Vatican, Portugal, Morocco and France.
Felipe began the day after being proclaimed king by meeting with Rajoy to discuss subjects of national interest
The weekly work meeting with the premier was a routine of Felipe's father, Juan Carlos I, who abdicated Wednesday after almost 39 years on the throne.
On Saturday, Felipe VI and Queen Letizia will perform their first act together as monarchs, a meeting with representatives of associations and foundations of terrorism victims.
Starting Monday, Felipe will resume his agenda with audiences for the chief representatives of other state institutions.
On Friday it was made known that the new king and queen will visit the Vatican on June 20, the first of their international journeys.
Afterwards they plan an official visit to Portugal on July 7 and a trip to Morocco a week later, officials told Efe.
Their fourth international trip will take them to France, on a date to be announced.
Felipe VI and Letizia are invited to attend events commemorating the centennial of World War I on Aug. 4 in Liege, Belgium.
Spain's Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo confirmed Friday the presence of Felipe VI at the opening of the U.N. General Assembly in September.
"He will present Spain's international policy and will ask for the vote for our candidacy to be a non-permanent member of the Security Council during the 2015-2016 period," the minister said. EFE