Today I met with @tim_cook in Cupertino. Spain knows that digital transformation is a priority and ours #Recovery plan offers us a unique opportunity to meet this challenge. There is no better time for tech giants like Apple to invest in our country. pic.twitter.com/e1qyf4wPu9
– Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) July 23, 2021
The President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, has met with Tim Cook at Apple Park as part of his current tour of the United States.
Sánchez met with Cook on Friday, took to Twitter to share his appreciation for Cook, and invited Apple to invest more in the country:
Today I met with Tim Cook in Cupertino. Spain knows that digital transformation is a priority and our #RecoveryPlan offers us a unique opportunity to face this challenge. There is no better time for tech giants like Apple to invest in our country.
In the interview Sánchez affirmed “We hope to have an increase (of) Apple’s investments in Spain in the coming years, in these two fields … First, artificial intelligence and, since we have this great commitment to turn Spain into a kind of European audiovisual hub, watching Apple TV also committed to my country “
The prime minister is currently on a tour of the United States to promote Spanish business, as Spain seeks to launch its recovery plan after the COVID-19 pandemic. Sánchez arrived in the United States on Wednesday, but has faced a difficult few days as investors in the United States are concerned about the country’s new housing laws and proposed labor reforms. From ‘El País’ before this week
During the first day of his visit to the United States this Wednesday, the President of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sánchez, came face to face with the harsh reality of some of the largest investment funds in the world’s largest economy: they are not happy with a new housing law in Spain because it could limit rent increases, and they also distrust the labor reforms that the Spanish government is preparing after the Socialist Party of Sánchez (PSOE) and its coalition partner, the leftist United We Can, come to an agreement.
Apple is currently under investigation in the country for an alleged agreement with Amazon to limit competition for sales of Apple products in the market, as announced by the CNMC earlier this month.