Tuesday, October 18, 2005

‘No negotiation on Gib's future’ – Europe Minister

There are currently no negotiations between the UK and Spain on the future of Gibraltar.

That is the position as stated in the House of Commons by Europe Minister Douglas Alexander.

Mr Alexander said that the Trilateral Forum, created through a joint statement by the Governments of Spain, the United Kingdom and Gibraltar on 16 December 2004 gives an equal voice for all three parties to discuss matters relating to Gibraltar. Any party may raise any issue relating to Gibraltar in this forum, he said.

He added that so far, the forum has concentrated on areas of possible local co-operation, including expanded use of the airport, telephones, pensions and problems at the border.

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