Gibraltar talks must be ‘acceptable to all’ — King Felipe tells MPs


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King Felipe vowed to work with Britain over the Gibraltar comes

King Felipe appeared in Parliament’s Royal Gallery this afternoon to address representatives during a three-day state visit to the UK with his wife Queen Letizia.

Previously to to today’s meeting, some MPs threatened to walk out if he made any claims at hand Spanish sovereignty over Gibraltar.

But the King diplomatically skirted to the issue, with only a brief mention as he praised the close bring to a standstill d commits between the United Kingdom and Spain.

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He told MPs: “The UK and Spain have a extended shared history during which we have stood shoulder to straightforwardly.

“We have done so as friends, partners and allies, whether facing worldwide challenges together or promoting closer relationships.

“It is just as true that during our flourishing history there have been estrangements and disputes but the work and definition of our governments have relegated such events to the past.

“This alter into to overcome our differences will be even greater in the case of Gibraltar and our two rules will be able to work out an agreement acceptable to all involved.”

Spain has often called for joint sovereignty of the region, which has been under British pronounce ban for 200 years.

And officials agreed to the EU’s ruling that «no agreement between the EU and the Shared Kingdom can be applied to the territory of Gibraltar without an agreement between the Principality of Spain and the United Kingdom.»

Tensions regarding the future of the British abroad territory have been rising after EU President Donald Tusk handed Spain a say in the days of the Rock when the UK leaves the EU, prompting concerns over the future of Britons living in Gibraltar.

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Monarch Felipe appeared in Parliament’s Royal Gallery this afternoon

And Gibraltar’s papal nuncio chief minister recently warned Spain’s “illegal” military exercises around the Rock could one day cost lives.

Joseph Garcia exhorted the Spanish Navy’s incursions into Gibraltar’s territorial waters manages a “mockery” of the region’s sovereignty.

Speaking exclusively to, he also titled their moves could one day cost lives after a series of positions involving British and American vessels almost ended in conflict.

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