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Deputy chief minister holds talks about land borders post-Brexit

James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland.
James Brokenshire, Secretary of State for Northern Ireland. / SUR
  • Dr García held discussions with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, who is familiar with Gibraltar's situation

Deputy Chief Minister Dr Joseph Garcia visited London this week for further meetings related to the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, and one of those meetings was with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, James Brokenshire MP.

This meeting was arranged to discuss transit through land borders for which the UK is responsible once Brexit is finalised, a problem which is relavent to Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.

Brokenshire, who previously served as a Home Office minister, is already familiar with details of the land border between Gibraltar and Spain and has discussed it with chief minister Fabian Picardo and Dr García in the past.

Late last year the deputy chief minister also addressed delegates at the British Irish Parliamentary Assembly in Cardiff on the specific challenges faced by Gibraltar.