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Britain reacts as Spain’s Gib proposal gets support at UN

Gibraltar was raised during a debate on the Falkland Islands at the UN Fourth Committee, with at least two countries voicing support for Spain’s co-sovereignty proposal even as the UK once again underlined its double-lock commitment to the Rock.

Several South American countries voiced support for Argentina’s sovereignty claim over the Falkland Islands, something that happens every year. But in a break from the norm, two countries also raised Gibraltar during their submissions to the committee.

Horacio Sevilla Borja, Ecuador’s permanent representative at the UN, reflected on the joint sovereignty proposal presented by Spain at the UN last week and said it had his government’s support.

Addressing the committee, he added that Spanish formula could “…put an end to the last colonial situation in Europe.”

The issue arose again on Monday during a submission by Zoran Vujic, Serbia’s permanent representative at the UN.



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