Juan Lozano, President of the Mancomunidad de Municipios of the Campo de Gibraltar (PSOE Algeciras) called on the Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo at No 6 Convent Place yesterday, 20th of November.
There was a discussion on Brexit, the frontier, waste disposal and other areas of mutual interest.
Juan Lozano said, “now, authorizations for the treatment of waste from Gibraltar are given by the Junta de Andalucía, but if Brexit is carried out, it will be the Government of Spain that manages these authorizations. We are willing to continue in these lines of collaboration. “
Chief Minister Fabian Picardo said, “Gibraltar has organised alternative waste management with the United Kingdom if there are any difficulties in order to continue working as we work today, that difficulty would have been resolved with a new waste management system by October 31 if the exit had occurred , but I hope to continue maintaining this mechanism”.
“Our main concern is that citizens live as well as possible, and since we have many things in common, we are going to put them on the table and work to make life easier for Gibraltarians and Campogibraltareños. Today we are taking a first step towards it, and I think this will continue, “said Lozano.
Juan Lozano said that he will continue with his policy of dialogue, pursuing his objective of maintaining and promoting good neighbourly relations with Gibraltar.
In an exclusive interview with Reach in September 2019, Lozano said: “we must have good relations. We breathe the same air, and bathe in the same waters. We have so many things in common, and I want institutional relations to be the same as those maintained by the citizens on both sides.”
During the Gibraltar General Elections, Chief Minister Fabian Picardo told Reach:
“The importance of mature, sensible and friendly cross-frontier relations is central to the future we want to shape for the whole region. The cross-border dynamic is a central feature of Gibraltarian life today, as it always has been. We enjoy a symbiotic relationship with our friends across the border which is beneficial to both sides.”
“We are proud to be able to count on a massive cross-frontier labour force which includes workers in almost all areas of private and public enterprise in Gibraltar […] Gibraltar is today the second largest employer in Andalucia.”
The Chief Minister then hosted Lozano to a work lunch and they exchanged magazines of cultural interest.
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