SPAIN’S foreign minister has denied Argentinean claims that an agreement has been reached between the two countries over action against the UK.
It follows a meeting between Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo and his Argentine counterpart Héctor Timerman at the UN General Assembly in New York.
The pair are understood to have discussed both Gibraltar and the Falklands, although Margallo described the supposed agreement as ‘a bad interpretation’ of what was discussed.
Instead Margallo insisted that Spain will support Argentina over the Falklands, while hoping that the favour will be returned during the discussion over Gibraltar.
Margallo recently stated that ‘the similarities (between Gibraltar and the Falklands) are enormous’ and insisted both were in need of ‘decolonisation’.
In a continuing series of high level meetings between Gibraltar and the UK, British Defence Minister Philip Hammond MP has met with the Rock’s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo.
The exact reasons for the meeting were not released to the press.