Civil Servants from Britain, Gibraltar and Spain will meet in Madrid to discuss Brexit matters

Attorney General Michael Llamas on right of picture Credit: HM Government of Gibraltar

THE preparatory technical meeting between officials from the Governments of Gibraltar, the United Kingdom and Spain which was scheduled for January 14 and was postponed due to the appointment of the new Spanish government will now take place on Thursday January 23.

Eight officials from Gibraltar will be present in the meeting, led by the Attorney General Michael Llamas.

The object of the meeting is to discuss the practical questions on implementation of the Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) agreed in 2018 as part of the Withdrawal Agreement.

The MoUs established a number of committees which generally come to an end on December 31 2020, at the same time as the Implementation Period.

The Concordat signed between the former British Prime Minister Theresa May and the Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo made it clear that all the commitments entered into in the MoUs will be undertaken by the Government of Gibraltar and in particular Gibraltar Government Ministers and other Gibraltar authorities.

The reason for this is because the questions under discussion are the constitutional responsibility of the Government of Gibraltar.

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