Cleverly sends National Day message to Gib from Casemates
UK Foreign Secretary James Cleverly on Sunday thanked Gibraltar for “being such a great friend” to the UK, in a short video filmed in Casemates ahead of the National Day rally.
Mr Cleverly arrived in Gibraltar on Saturday on a private visit with his family and is not expected to participate officially in the rally.
In a short clip posted on X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, Mr Cleverly on Sunday sent a message to Gibraltar and the Gibraltarians.
To everyone here and around the world, Happy Gibraltar Day 🇬🇮 pic.twitter.com/C2Rky0OmCQ
— James Cleverly🇬🇧 (@JamesCleverly) September 10, 2023
“I'm here in Casemate Square in Gibraltar with the family on holiday, but also taking the opportunity to join you celebrating National Day,” he said.
“So have a wonderful weekend, have a huge amount of fun, and thank you for being such a great friend to the United Kingdom.”
Mr Cleverly was due to pay a courtesy call on Chief Minister Fabian Picardo in a meeting hosted by the Governor, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel.
But despite his high-profile post, the Foreign Secretary’s visit has been kept low key, with the minister declining any official media or photo opportunities during his time on the Rock.