‘I would sign a deal with Britain over Gibraltar tomorrow’, says Spanish minister after talks with Lord Cameron. The UK and Spain are finally ready to agree a deal on the post-Brexit status of Gibraltar, the Spanish foreign minister has indicated.
Jose Manuel Albares revealed he had been in crunch talks with Rishi Sunak’s new foreign secretary David Cameron on resolving the long-running row over trade and immigration arrangements.
Mr Albares told Spanish media on Tuesday that he had spoken with Lord Cameron over the phone on Monday, and they had also agreed to meet in person during a Brussels summit on Tuesday.
The minister suggested the outline of a deal was now in place for a “zone of shared prosperity” in the Spanish area next to the British territory to avoid a hard border on the flow of people and goods.