The president of the Lebanon Michel Sleiman, has arrived on a 72 hour official visit to Spain, which will include talks with Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, the Prime Minister as well as a sit down with King Juan Carlos.

This is a high-ranking visit that also included the country’s tourism minister as well as leaders of the defence, and foreign ministers. The Spanish and Lebanese heads of state are having their second round of talks, aimed at finding a solution to bring peace to the Middle East, which began last week when the Spanish prime minister was in the Lebanon.

The president will also tour the up-coming Barcelona headquarters of the Union for the Mediterranean, of which the Lebanon is a member. Spain as around 1000 members of its armed forces stationed in the volatile Southern Lebanon region, who are part of the UNIFIL force, that acts as a buffer between Israel and the Lebanon.