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Chief Minister Meets Spanish Foreign Minister - 489/2020

July 23, 2020


The Chief Minister of Gibraltar, the Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, met with the Spanish Foreign Minister, Ms Arancha Gonzalez Laya today in Algeciras. Mr Picardo said:

“I have been delighted to meet Spanish Foreign Minister, Ms Arancha Gonzalez Laya today in Algeciras.

“We have recorded our deep satisfaction with the progress that has been achieved by the committees established under the MoUs. They have addressed important practical issues and created a climate of confidence between us. The second round of meetings takes place in Gibraltar next week. 

“We have also talked about the many opportunities that Gibraltar and the Campo de Gibraltar can seize from the challenges that Brexit presents to all of us. 

“We agreed that working together we can turn this into a rainbow of opportunities which can turn this region into an arc of prosperity for all of the people who live in and around it. 

“There is a lot of work to do. 

“There is not much time to do it. 

“I have committed my government, my team and myself to provide all of our ability, capacity and enthusiasm in the determination to finalise ambitious arrangements that can deliver the future area of shared prosperity which we all want to see. 

“We want a win-win and together we can deliver it.”