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Spanish royals begin Baltic tour in Estonia

Spanish royals begin Baltic tour in Estonia

Estonia has welcomed the king and queen of Spain on their first state visit to the small Baltic country.
King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia arrived Monday in the capital, Tallinn _ the first stop on their tour of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
The three former Soviet republics joined the European Union and NATO in 2004.
The Spanish royals met Estonian President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and visited the Estonian Parliament. On Tuesday the king is set to visit a NATO cyber defense center in Tallinn that Spain helped establish, and then the royal couple will to neighboring Latvia.
Juan Carlos and Sofia will wrap up their Baltic tour in the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, later this week.