Foreign Secretary David Cameron met the Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, in London on 29 January.

Following the latest round of UK-EU Gibraltar Treaty negotiations which took place last week in Brussels, Foreign Secretary David Cameron met Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Fabian Picardo, today (29 January 2024) in London. 

Both ministers reiterated their strong commitment to continue working side-by-side to conclude a treaty with the EU and provide certainty for those living and working in Gibraltar.  

The Foreign Secretary noted that while the negotiations were complex, he remained confident that a treaty was achievable and can deliver for everyone in the region. 

Throughout negotiations the UK, with Gibraltar, has presented proposals to secure future prosperity for the whole region that maintain the balance of the Political Framework agreed with Spain in December 2020.   

Alongside efforts to conclude negotiations, the Foreign Secretary agreed that it remained prudent to continue working together to ensure robust plans were in place for all scenarios, including a non-negotiated outcome. 

The Foreign Secretary reiterated the UK’s unwavering support for Gibraltar and that we will not agree to anything that compromises sovereignty. 

Minister for Europe, Leo Docherty, and the Deputy Chief Minister of Gibraltar, Dr Joseph Garcia also joined the discussions.

Published 29 January 2024