Spains Foreign Secretary expects London negotiations to have positive outcome

2020/07/28 08:59:21 Written by Canarian Weekly National

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Arancha González Laya, trusts that after the meeting held yesterday by Spanish and British expert epidemiologists, all the efforts made by our country in the face of the quarantine imposed by the British Government on those who visit Spain, "will bear fruit soon."

"Our dialogue is continuing and I have faith in the fact that the solidity of the Spanish data and explanations will have a positiveoutcome," she said.

González Laya recalled that, since last Saturday, when the UK announced the quarantine and the recommendation not to travel to Spain, excluding the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, the Spanish Government began to work immediately to "clarify the epidemiological data" that, she stressed, "is always the basis on which any limiting measures are taken."

Spain have explained all the preventive measures to the British authorities, that are being adopted in its territory: traceability of contacts, isolation of the sick, and "hard and effective measures of social distancing", in the minister's words.

"We did it on behalf of the Government of Spain for the entire territory of Spain, understanding that there are two areas that have a specificity, which are insular, and showing data from the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands, two regions that, in particular, are far below British figures".

In this context, she said she was confident that the "solidity of the data and explanations" provided by Spain in the meeting, that has taken place between epidemiologists from the two countries, "will bear fruit soon," while making it clear that the bilateral dialogue between the two countries remains open.