PRESS RELEASE 139
New technical meeting between Spain and the United Kingdom on Brexit
02/10/2019

As a continuation of the contacts that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has been maintaining with the British administration on this matter, a new technical meeting on Brexit was held today at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation in Madrid. Spain is in favour of an orderly withdrawal and considers that a Brexit with agreement is the best way to preserve the interests of citizens and businesses. In this sense, Spain is closely following the talks between the British negotiators and those of the EU in search of a solution.

In an atmosphere of understanding and cooperation, the British and Spanish delegations today reviewed the state of the Brexit situation and exchanged information of interest for the adequate preparation of each country for a non-agreement situation, especially with regard to citizens' rights, social security and health care, including the particular case of Gibraltar.

Spain is prepared for a withdrawal without agreement. The Spanish delegation has informed its British counterpart about the legislative, logistical and communication measures it has approved, following the principle of reciprocity, to minimise the negative impact of a Brexit without agreement and has received information about the British authorities' plans in the same direction.

 

 

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