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3rd January 2023, 13:04

UK working with Gibraltar to prepare for possibility of no negotiated outcome, says Lord Ahmad

Published by GBC News

The UK Government says it is working - with Gibraltar - to prepare for the possibility of no negotiated outcome to treaty negotiations.

This includes projects to increase infrastructure resilience at the land border and port, as well as the sharing of expertise.

Minister of State at the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, was responding to a written question in the House of Lords by Liberal Democrat peer Baroness Northover.

Lord Ahmad said the UK Government continues to work alongside the Government of Gibraltar to secure a treaty with the EU. He said in their recent meeting, Foreign Secretary James Cleverly and his Spanish counterpart Jose Manuel Albares reiterated their commitment to that outcome, as did Chief Minister Fabian Picardo.

Lord Ahmad said the UK will stand fully behind Gibraltar in any scenario.