Gibraltar’s Chief Minister has Face to Face Meeting with Spanish Foreign Minister


The meeting in Algeciras Credit: Gibraltar Government

The Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo met with the Spanish Foreign Minister, Arancha Gonzalez Laya yesterday (July 23) 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 (Memorandums of Understanding). 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.”

Written by

John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page