British Minister: Britain supports sovereignty …

The four countries of the United Kingdom support Gibraltar and its sovereignty. This is what British Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said after the initial agreement with Spain on the free movement of goods and people between Gibraltar and Spain.

Raab spoke of “intense negotiations with the Spanish government” that led to the agreement in principle. It added that this would form the basis for a separate treaty between the United Kingdom and the European Union on Gibraltar.

“In the meantime, all parties are committed to mitigating the impact of the end of the transition period (Brexit, ed) on Gibraltar and ensuring smooth traffic at the border, which is clearly in the interest of the people who live on both sides of it.” Saeed Raab. “We remain resolute in our support for Gibraltar and its sovereignty,” he added.

Spain and the United Kingdom reached a preliminary agreement Thursday on maintaining the free movement of goods and people between Spain and Gibraltar. This will prevent the border between Spain and Gibraltar from becoming an external border of the European Union as of January 1, following the end of the post-Brexit transition period, Spanish Foreign Minister Arancha Gonzalez Laia reported.

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