On April 8, 2010, the Prime Minister of Lebanon, Mr. Saad Hariri visited Spain on an official visit. The premier met with his highness, King Juan Carlos I and Prime Minister Mr. José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. The meetings discussed stronger ties between Spain and Lebanon, with an emphasis on economy and travel.
The Prime Minister of Lebanon hosted a cocktail and a breakfast, attended by the IE Lebanon club. The events were attended by businessmen and ministers accompanying the prime minister as well as Lebanese living in Madrid. The IE Lebanon club was able to promote itself as well as the university during the question and answer session with the Prime Minister and the guests. Our discussions and questions sparked immediate interest in IE with many guests approaching us during the cocktail to ask more about IE, its courses, and offering students job and internship opportunities. Even the Prime Minister asked his aides to take a note of the university.