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Foreign Office to fly Gibraltar flag on National Day as FCO minister visits the Rock

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office in Westminster will today (Tuesday 10 September) be flying the flag of Gibraltar, as we celebrate Gibraltar’s National Day.

Minister for Europe Christopher Pincher will visit ‘the Rock’ to join in the celebrations, reminding the people of Gibraltar that they are, and will remain, a vital and valued part of the UK family.

During a speech in Casemates Square, the Minister will reflect on the significance of this year in over 300 years of shared history, as together we prepare to leave the European Union.

The Minister will use the opportunity to reflect on the United Kingdom’s unwavering commitment to Gibraltar.

He will say:

The British Government will remain steadfast in our support of the people of Gibraltar - and your prosperity, your security, and your interests - as we leave the EU.

We will never enter into arrangements under which the people of Gibraltar would pass under the sovereignty of another state against their wishes. Nor will we enter into a process of sovereignty negotiations with which Gibraltar is not content.

Minister Pincher will be meeting with Chief Minister of Gibraltar Fabian Picardo for the first time.

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