Gibraltar Chief Minister Fabian Picardo has met with the new Minister for Europe, Sir Alan Duncan, in London, where he set out the concerns that Brexit has created in the Rock. Mr. Picardo also outlined the opportunities that could now be exploited as a result of a new relationship with the EU.
Following the meeting, the Chief Minister said that Sir Alan had come across “as instinctively pro-Gibraltar” and he was confident that there was a strong desire on his part to work with Gibraltar to secure a successful future that will guarantee the Rock’s prosperity.
Mr. Picardo said he was clear that there was absolutely no suggestion that the United Kingdom “will ever compromise at all on its commitment to respect and maintain our British Sovereignty”.
“The double-lock commitment is strong and unshakeable. We will be able to continue to work collegiately and closely with Sir Alan as we embark with the UK in the negotiations in months and years to come in order to deliver the key factors that are important for Gibraltar as the UK leaves the European Union,” he added.
The Chief Minister will be working closely with the new Minister for Europe, Sir Alan Duncan to deliver the best deal for Gibraltar as the UK leaves the EU over the coming months and years.
The new minister lived in Gibraltar as a child when his father was posted on the Rock with the Royal Air Force.