Garcia meets Northern Ireland Secretary of State
The Deputy Chief Minister, Dr Joseph Garcia, is in London for a number of meetings related to the UK and Gibraltar’s proposed departure from the European Union.
One of the questions being examined in some detail is future post-Brexit transit through land borders which the UK is responsible for, No. 6 Convent Place said.
In that context, Dr Garcia met with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland James Brokenshire MP yesterday afternoon.
According to the Government, Mr Brokenshire is already familiar with the details of the frontier at Gibraltar and has discussed this with both the Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, and Dr Garcia in the past.
There is concern in Northern Ireland as to what the future transit to and from the Irish Republic will look like, it added.
“It will be recalled that Dr Garcia attended a meeting of the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly in Cardiff at the end of last year and was able to address delegates on the specific challenges that Gibraltar faced.”
“The meeting with the Secretary of State was very useful and informative and will provide the Government with a better understanding of the situation going forward.”