US Congressman ‘honours Gibraltar’s chosen status’ and right to self-determination
Republican Congressman George Holding sent a message of support from the US to Gibraltar on National Day, marking the Gibraltarians’ right to self-determination.
Mr Holding has for several years tabled a resolution in the US Congress voicing support for Gibraltar’s right to remain British and decide its own future.
“I wish a Happy Gibraltar National Day to all Gibraltarians,” Mr Holding said.
"On the tenth of September, in 1967, Gibraltar first exercised self-determination when they voted in the first sovereignty referendum.”
“Today, Gibraltar celebrates fifty-three years since they democratically expressed their view to remain a British Overseas Territory.”
"Gibraltar is a valuable ally of the United States -- and today we honour their chosen status and commemorate their right of self-determination.”