A new resolution on Gibraltar at the United Nations calls for dialogue and cooperation as the way forward

The position of the Government of Gibraltar has always been that the annual UN Consensus decision is contradictory and unacceptable. We have never supported it. 

A Gibraltar Government statement adds: "It does not make sense for the United Kingdom to agree a Consensus wording that makes a reference to the 1984 Brussels Agreement, on the one hand, and then be committed at the same time to no discussion or negotiation of our sovereignty. 

"We have never supported, and do not support, any discussions on Gibraltar under the 1984 Brussels agreement.

"This year, the shorter draft Consensus decision has seen the removal of both the reference to joint sovereignty, which had been inserted by Spain, and the reference to the double-lock, which had been inserted by the United Kingdom as a counter to it.

"There is instead a new clause (d) which calls for dialogue and cooperation as the way forward in order to find common solutions and progress in areas of mutual interest.