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Montevideo, January 23rd 2017 - 00:20 UTC

Tag: Alfonso Dastis Quecedo

  • Wednesday, January 11th 2017 - 07:47 UTC

    Gibraltar has a right to reject shared sovereignty, admits Spanish minister: “we need to be realistic”

    Minister Alfonso Dastis acknowledged that Gibraltarians “have a right” to reject the offer, in an interview with the leading Spanish newspaper El País

    Spain has little prospect of gaining joint sovereignty over Gibraltar, Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis said this weekend as he acknowledged that Gibraltarians “have a right” to reject the offer. In an interview with the leading Spanish newspaper El País, the foreign minister insisted any post-Brexit relationship between Gibraltar and the EU must first be agreed by the UK and Spain.

  • Saturday, November 5th 2016 - 06:57 UTC

    Garcia-Margallo replaced by pro-Europe diplomat in Rajoy's new cabinet

    Alfonso Dastis Quecedo is a lawyer who joined Spain’s diplomatic corps in 1983 and has held senior posts in the UN and the EU, where he is currently Spain’s permanent representative.

    Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has dropped José Manuel García-Margallo from his cabinet, replacing him as Foreign Minister with a career diplomat from Jerez de la Frontera. Although there had been wide speculation that García-Margallo would not continue in the Ministry for Foreign Affairs, the appointment of 61-year old Alfonso María Dastis Quecedo took most pundits by surprise.