The Chief Minister, Hon Fabian Picardo QC MP, and the Deputy Chief Minister, Hon Dr Joseph Garcia CMG MP, of Her Majesty’s Government of Gibraltar were aware of the meeting scheduled for today between Prime Minister, the Rt Hon Boris Johnson MP and the Prime Minister of Spain, Pedro Sanchez.
The Chief Minister and the Deputy Chief Minister have worked with Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office colleagues in preparation for the meeting.
The meeting was a general UK / Spain general bilateral.
The meeting covered a number of different areas In relations between the U.K. and Spain and other international issues. It was not specifically about Gibraltar. The issue of the ongoing preparations for the negotiation of the UK / EU Treaty on Gibraltar was, however, expected to be raised by both sides in an encouraging positive spirit of optimism, reflecting on the ongoing preparatory work being undertaken by all parties to the upcoming negotiation once the EU mandate therefor has been settled.
The Chief Minister said: “I am happy that Gibraltar was raised in keeping with our expectations and the work we have been doing, to point optimistically towards the negotiation to come between the UK and the EU to deliver on the New Year’s Eve Framework Agreement.”