Britain`s PM to back Gibraltar in Spain dispute

After a profound discussion with Gibraltar`s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo on the territorial disputes with Spain, Britain`s Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday assured to defend Gibraltar.

Last Updated: Aug 30, 2013, 20:19 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

Gibraltar: After a profound discussion with Gibraltar`s Chief Minister Fabian Picardo on the territorial disputes with Spain, Britain`s Prime Minister David Cameron on Friday assured to defend Gibraltar.

Lately, there has been a rise in checks at the Gibraltar border by the Spanish authorities. This leads to lengthy delays.

The checks were conducted after Gibraltar had dropped 74 concrete blocks in the sea in view to protect sea life. On the contrary, Spain views it as a disruption for its fishing boats.

The increasing conflict between Gibraltar and Spain has urged David Cameron to intervene in it.