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Gibraltar chief holds talks with David Cameron
December 6, 2012
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December 31, 2012
Gibraltar • 6 Comments
• Chief Minister Fabian Picardo met David Cameron at Downing Street
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GIBRALTAR’S chief minister has met British Prime Minister David Cameron after being summoned for talks at Downing Street.
Fabian Picardo, the first chief minister in decades to receive such a request, discussed the ongoing dispute with Spain over the Rock’s territorial waters.
The pair also talked about the impact a proposed point of consumption tax will have on Gibraltar’s gaming industry.
Cameron is fully aware of the ongoing spat over sovereignty and showed his support for Gibraltar during a speech before the Council of Europe in January, stating: “I have a very clear point of view, and we are in favour of self-determination.”
The UK also issued a strongly worded statement on the issue of Gibraltar’s sovereignty at the United Nations General Assembly in September.
“The United Kingdom restates its long-standing commitment to the people of Gibraltar that it will never enter into arrangements under which the people of Gibraltar would pass under the sovereignty of another state against their wishes.”
The meeting at No. 10 was scheduled as part of a gathering of the Joint Ministerial Council of the UK Overseas Territories.
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