Friday, January 25th 2013 - 05:01 UTC

Gibraltar Chief Minister Picardo met President Obama during his inauguration

Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo had the opportunity to meet the President of the United States Barrack Obama during his five-day visit to Washington, No 6 said on Wednesday.

Picardo was invited by the Democrat party and is part of Gibraltar’s policy to increase political links with the US

Mr. Picardo, who arrived back from Washington on Wednesday, had the opportunity to speak to Mr Obama on the eve of his inauguration as the 44th President of the United States. He also attended various meetings with members of the Obama administration.

The Chief Minister and Mrs Picardo, as well as Health and Environment Minister Dr John Cortes and Mrs Cortes, attended various events around the inauguration as guests of members of the Democratic Party. These included the inauguration itself, the Candlelight Dinner held before the event and the President’s Inaugural Ball.

During his Washington visit, Mr Picardo also met the Democratic Leader in the House of Representatives, Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi and US Secretary of the Interior, Ken Salazar. The Gibraltar delegation attended a function at the Department of the Interior held by Mr Salazar to celebrate the Inauguration.

The visit was in line with the Gibraltar Government’s policy to improve commercial and political links with the United States and came about as a direct result of contacts made during the “Thinking Green” seminar that was held in Gibraltar last year.

4 comments Feed

Note: Comments do not reflect MercoPress’ opinions. They are the personal view of our users. We wish to keep this as open and unregulated as possible. However, rude or foul language, discriminative comments (based on ethnicity, religion, gender, nationality, sexual orientation or the sort), spamming or any other offensive or inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated. Please report any inadequate posts to the editor. Comments must be in English. Thank you.

1 travellingscotsman (#) Jan 25th, 2013 - 08:34 am Report abuse
This is a very good idea. The Falklands government should also meet directly with Obama. (just to piss off crustyina more than anything!)
2 Gustbury (#) Jan 25th, 2013 - 12:54 pm Report abuse
Picardo :a poor suck eggs guy!!
3 Idlehands (#) Jan 25th, 2013 - 01:16 pm Report abuse
2 Gustbury

What have you got against Picardo and the Gibraltans?
4 reality check (#) Jan 26th, 2013 - 11:17 am Report abuse
That's an easy one, Spain supports them so they support Spain. In their deluded fantasy, if Spain gets the Rock, they get the islands. Of course, that's all it is, delusion and fantasy by both. Never going to happen.

Commenting for this story is now closed.
If you have a Facebook account, become a fan and comment on our Facebook Page!


Get Email News Reports!

Get our news right on your inbox.
Subscribe Now!