Aguilar paid attention to the arrival of the steam train to Heamberdale station, where their trip would begin. He followed Dína into the train and took a seat in front of her. "I will take the Sertian dishes, I have been told they taste fantastically well and you do not have the chance to prove it by yourself every day, Councillor", Aguilar said. The waiters served the Sertian dishes selection, which were indeed delicious, and the Spanish President asked one of the waiters to congratulate the cooker for his awesome job.
While both eated, Aguilar answered to Dína's question: "They have changed indeed. I see that Gadalland and Aspern has changed a lot and that is showing the European Union the potential we both knew it had. I must confess you that I feel ashamed when some continental nations use those despicable words to describe your nation, and I usually say that they do not know the real Sertia. Also, how big of an impact has the Caribbean Transatlantic Fund had since its establishment in our last summit alongside Nofoaga?", Aguilar inquired, filled with curiosity.
Just after the train arrived to the Sertian city of Slalium, the Sertian Councillor and the Spanish President headed towards the spaceport, where the action would begin. There, the recently elected Head of the Braetha, Fornithias Cranst, awaited for the arrival of his friend and Jesús Aguilar. When the Spanish President arrived, he shook hands with his Minister of Science, Innovation and Research, Anja Karliczek; the Spanish Ambassador to Gadalland and Aspern, and several members from the Sertian Delegation before finally reaching his new friend, Fornithias. Both shook hands and Aguilar spoke: "Mr. Cranst, it is an amazing pleasure to finally meet you in person! Thank you very much for such a nice welcoming to your nation, Councillor Dína and I have been able to have a nice, fluent and interesting conversation during our journey towards our encounter".
Aguilar then started to walk alongside the Head of the Braetha towards where the media from Gadalland and Aspern and Spain were waiting with their microphones, as a joint address would take place in the spaceport. The Spanish President did not let the chance to speak a little bit more to Fornithias while they headed there: "How are you doing, Mr. Cranst? I have heard that you have had a lot of work since you took over office from Mr. Wond; as I follow the news from Gadalland and Aspern and our common Caribbean friend, Nofoaga, with huge interest". After their little talk concluded, Aguilar and Cranst arrived at their own lecterns, with the Spanish and Sertian flags on the background alongside the European Union's flag. Aguilar was the first to speak:
"Good morning everyone,
First of all, I would like to begin by thanking the Sertian delegation, and specially Councillor Dína and Mr. Cranst, for their warm welcome to Gadalland and Aspern, and also for asking me to open this press conference. I would also like to thank the workers that have made this spaceport possible before I start, and the Spanish delegation for their hard work alongside the Sertian people and Government in order to get this project going. Without someone's work, this spaceport would not have been possible.
Today, Gadalland & Aspern and the Kingdom of Spain give a very important step towards the future, marking an important ocurrence in both nation's calendar. The opening of the Slalium spaceport does not only meet one of the goals our Governments set back in our last summit in Antequera, but also opens the door to creating new ones. Mr. Cranst, the spaceport that we are inaugurating together at this moment also starts a new era in our bilateral relationships, making Spanish-Sertian cooperation strenghthen even more: that is why that I would like to announce that if the Sertian Government accepts, a Sertian astronaut will accompany 2 Spanish astronauts to the Moon when the mission departs from this spaceport.
We have three amazing days ahead, but one thing will be clear from the start to the end of this summit: the Spanish Government and myself love Gadalland and Aspern and have a nice relationship with our Sertian counterparts. This summit is a celebration of that friendship, that began a few years ago and has increased since the entry of Gadalland into the European Union. And I would like to send a message to everyone following this press conference from the continent and that has some prejudices about this island and Nofoaga: ask the people here about what they want instead of assuming that they wish to have certain things. The Caribbean's voice is strong enough to say, loud and clear, and without intermediaries, what they want, and Spain will always respect the will of its people and help them in what they need, whenever it is needed, and wherever it is required.
Thank you very much, I now give the floor to today's main character, Mr. Cranst".
Aguilar smiled and looked at Fornithias, that was set to speak a few seconds later...