The UK returns to the fray: “We will not agree to anything that would compromise Gibraltar’s sovereignty”

Docherty during his visit to Gibraltar.

The UK government will not agree anything with the EU on this Tarek mountain Which “impairs its sovereignty” while He affirmed his firm support for “The Rock.” As pointed out on Monday by the British Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, David Rothley.

In a session held in the (lower) House of Commons to answer urgent questions related to this issue talks Currently held by the CEO of London and the European Union are on the rock, Rothley stressed this country's “firm commitment” to Gibraltar “not to agree to anything (with Brussels) that would jeopardize” its British sovereignty.

“That agreement (being negotiated) It can only be achieved through The UK will work alongside the Government of Gibraltar.” said the Conservative politician, who stressed that the country had “never worked so closely with the Gibraltar government” as they do now.

Rothley confirmed that British Secretary of State for Europe, Leo Docherty, He is in Gibraltar, where he is holding meetings with the Rock authorities to continue “joint efforts to conclude an agreement with the European Union.”

During his visit, the Foreign Minister visited the Northern Defense Zone, accompanied by Deputy Prime Minister Joseph Garcia, before returning to London.

Emergency plans

Regarding the negotiations, which he described as “very technically complex,” he commented that “progress” had been made.

In this regard, note that as well The Gibraltar Government will also evaluate contingency plans In the event of a non-negotiable outcome.

“It is in everyone's interest to reach an agreement Between the United Kingdom and the European Union “Help ensure the future prosperity of Gibraltar and surrounding areas”

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Rothley noted that the Spanish Foreign Minister, David Cameron, met with the Vice President of the European Commission, Maros Šefčović, and, separately, with the Spanish Foreign Minister, José Manuel Albarez.

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