PRESS RELEASE 077
Meeting between the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation and the Secretary General of the Council of Europe
11/09/2018

This morning, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, the European Union and Cooperation, Josep Borrell, held a meeting in Strasbourg with the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland.

Minister Borrell reiterated Spain's unwavering commitment to the defence of human rights, particularly in regard to the complex challenges facing Europe in terms of immigration. Thus, he highlighted, as already mentioned by the Special Representative on Migration and Refugees of the Council of Europe Secretary General, Thomas Bocek, Spain will face up to its responsibilities in this regard with a humane, supportive and responsible attitude.

The Secretary General stated his appreciation of Spain's strong determination and stressed the Council of Europe's utmost support of the Spanish constitutional framework, whilst also expressing his complete trust in the independence of the Spanish Judiciary.

Finally, Josep Borrell and Thorbjørn Jagland were able to exchange ideas regarding the most important issues that must be faced by the Council of Europe. Borrell reiterated Spain's commitment to the organisation and the desire to continue cooperating prominently and specifically to the achievement of its goals.

 

 

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