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Gibraltar in No.10 meetings ‘mapping way forward’

A team from Gibraltar led by Chief Minister Fabian Picardo and the Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia met in Downing Street yesterday with the UK Government team mapping out the way forward following the result of the Referendum of 23rd June.

A Government statement said that although the political situation in UK was very fluid with the possibility that these Ministers may change “it was nonetheless important that Gibraltar has an input into the process at very the outset”.

The meeting yesteday was with the UK Government team leader Cabinet Office Minister, Oliver Letwin MP, the Minister for Europe David Lidington, as well as a number of officials from different departments including the constitutional section.

The Gibraltar team included Attorney General Michael Llamas and UK Representative Dominique Searle.

The statement said the Gibraltar Government had already made clear that it would leave no stone unturned to protect the wider interests of Gibraltar.

“This meeting in Downing Street is part of a series of meetings which are designed to pursue this,” said the statement.