SPAIN and Britain’s foreign ministers reaffirmed their commitment to the Trilateral Forum, after a tete a tete last week with Gibraltar the hot topic of conversation.
At a press conference in London, Trinidad Jimenez and William Hague said the trilateral process continued to make progress at official level.
This came despite newspaper El Pais claiming that Spain had gone cold on the trilateral process.
According to the report, tensions over judicial, policing and environmental issues – particularly involving the Rock’s territorial waters – had created a barrier to progress that Spain was in no hurry to overcome.
While Jimenez said that Spain still supported the forum, she acknowledged that the areas still under discussion were “particularly sensitive” but expressed confidence that progress could be achieved.