SPAIN’S King Juan Carlos has given his backing to Spanish fishermen in their dispute with Gibraltar over fishing rights.
The monarch spoke with representatives during a trip to Algeciras, just days after Prince Edward visited Gibraltar.
In a meeting lasting an hour he reported told the fishermen that he was there because he ‘wanted to hear them in person’ and that Spain would support their cause.
Having arrived by helicopter, the King was briefed onboard a Guardia Civil patrol boat about efforts to combat organised crime at sea, given as the official reason for the trip.
He then visited a state-of-the-art control room which monitors drug trafficking and illegal immigration in the Strait of Gibraltar.
Wearing military uniform and aided by a crutch following his recent accident in Botswana, the King was joined by Spain’s Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz, and spent time speaking with Algeciras mayor Jose Ignacio Landaluce.
I’m sure the Fisherman appreciated his support – it’s needed
Did he shoot any large fish?
The fact is that the Spanish fishermen just need to use legal netting (as transcribed under EU law). Then they can fish anywhere off Gibraltar. It is because they use illegal nets that they cannot fish.
A Head of Sate should not interfere with politics. There should be a clear separation of the roles.
look at all his medals, he must be very brave.
WES-YES HE IS..HIS 3RD MEDAL FROM THE LEFT IS FOR ELEPHANT
FRED-LEGAL PROBLEM IS NOT NET OPENING SIZE IT’S TERRITORY.