22nd July 2021, 20:30
The Spanish Foreign Minister says he is backing the New Year's Eve agreement. Following a meeting in London with his UK Counterpart, Jose Manuel Albares told the press that a climate of trust needed to be created in relation to Gibraltar.
The statement has been welcomed by the Government which says the position of the Governments of the United Kingdom and Gibraltar are entirely united and joined up.
Jose Manuel Albares says Spain will comply with everything that has been agreed on the 31st of December and that that's what he'd told Dominic Raab during his first meeting abroad,
And, he added Spain would be asking for Frontex's assistance in order to do this.
The Government has welcomed these statements and the recognition that the potential treaty between the UK and the EU in relation to Gibraltar would be good, not just for the Campo de Gibraltar, but also for Gibraltar.
It has also welcomed what it says is the very clear position on the EU negotiating mandate set out by the Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab following the meeting.
It says the Government and people of Gibraltar will never accept a treaty that in any way resembles the mandate issued by the EU Commission.