Friday, September 16, 2005

Constitutional talks at Caleta get under way

Talks between Britain and Gibraltar aimed at modernising Gibraltar’s Constitution opened yesterday at the Caleta Hotel.

This second round of talks follows a process initiated by Gibraltar. The text submitted to UK was approved by the House of Assembly following the workings of a Select Committee.

The Gibraltar team led by Chief Minister Peter Caruana includes Government Minister Dr Bernard Linares, Chief Secretary Ernest Montado, Leader of the Opposition Joe Bossano and elected member Dr Joseph Garcia, leader of the Liberal Party. Also included are Daniel Feetham, Adolfo Canepa, Peter Isola and Keith Azopardi.

The UK delegation is led by Dominick Chilcott and includes Ian Hendy the F&CO deputy legal adviser, Abda Sharif, assistant legal adviser, Richard Crowder who heads the F&CO Western Mediterranean section, Kate Rudd head of the Gibraltar International Section and Philip Barton, the Deputy Governor.

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