Friday 30 August 2013

PM vows to stand up for Gibraltar

Source BBC News@

Fabian Picardo, left, with David CameronGibraltar's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo met David Cameron at Downing Street

Britain will always stand up for Gibraltar and the interests of its people, David Cameron has said.

The prime minister said it was something that mattered to us "very deeply", as he held a meeting to discuss the border dispute with Spain.

After talks at Downing Street, the British territory's Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said Gibraltar knew it had "a friend in David Cameron".

Mr Picardo also met Foreign Secretary William Hague on Wednesday.

In recent weeks, Spanish authorities have increased checks at the Gibraltar border, leading to lengthy delays.

It came after Gibraltar dropped 74 concrete blocks into the sea next to its territory.

Gibraltar claimed it would create an artificial reef and encourage sea life to flourish, but the Spanish said the blocks would disrupt waters used by its fishing boats.

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