Spain will not discuss any issue that affects Gibraltar’ sovereignty within the context of the Trilateral Forum, Spanish Foreign Minister Trinidad Jimenez said in an interview over the Christmas break and some its extracts collected in the Gibraltar Chronicle.
She said sovereignty was a bilateral matter for Spain and the UK.
“The Forum has been, and is, very useful in order to try and bring the communities in the Rock and the Campo closer together” Trinidad Jimenez told the newspaper ABC.
“But we cannot accept that one of the vertex’s of the forum try to introduce matters that are outside and that affect sovereignty”.
“On questions of sovereignty, Spain only deals with the UK”.
The issue of Gibraltar was raised by the journalist during a wide-ranging interview on Spanish foreign policy.
The minister was asked whether Spain would raise the issue of sovereignty within the remainder of the current legislature.
“Let’s see if the conditions for that arise,” she said. “Spain might wish for this, but there has to be the will on both sides”.