Monthly Archives: August 2016


​Venezuelan opposition leader Daniel Ceballos transferred to prison

The Government of Spain regrets the transfer to prison of the Venezuelan opposition leader and former mayor of San Cristóbal del Táchira, Daniel Ceballos, who had been under house arrest. 29/08/2016 The government considers that a measure of this nature only serves to hinder the efforts being made towards initiating much-needed dialogue in Venezuela, which can only take place within [...]

2016-08-30T20:49:33+00:00 29/08/2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

New government in Tunisia

The Government of Spain welcomes the approval by the Tunisian Parliament of a government of national unity backed by a broad majority of the political parties, which will be headed up by Prime Minister Youssef Chahed to whom it expressed its warm congratulations while acknowledging the progress made by the previous government headed up by Habib Essib. 27/08/2016 Through this [...]

2017-01-07T17:02:56+00:00 27/08/2016|Categories: MFA Statements, Uncategorized|

Statement delivered by Spain at UNSC Open Debate on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction

Security Council Open Debate on “Challenges in addressing the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, their means of delivery and related materials” (23 August 2016) (Introduction) Mr. President, Few issues are as relevant as the one chosen for this debate, as the risk of the use of WMD challenges global security and human existence itself. Unfortunately, far from being a [...]

2017-01-07T17:02:56+00:00 24/08/2016|Categories: Uncategorized, Spain at the UN, Speeches|

Terrorist attack in Gaziantep, in southeast Turkey

Spain strongly condemns the atrocious terrorist attack carried out late on Saturday night in the town of Gaziantep, in southeast Turkey, killing at least 50 people and injuring another 94. 21/08/2016 The attack was carried out in the middle of a wedding celebration being held in the street. The Government of Spain expresses its deepest sympathies to the families and [...]

2016-08-22T20:49:30+00:00 21/08/2016|Categories: MFA Statements|

Attacks in Turkey

Spain strongly condemns the terrorist attacks carried out on Tuesday and Wednesday on two police stations in the provinces of Van and Elazig, in southeast Turkey, leaving several victims dead and injuring dozens of others. 18/08/2016 The Government of Spain expresses its deepest sympathies to the families of the victims, wishes those injured a speedy and full recovery, and trusts [...]

2016-08-22T20:37:30+00:00 18/08/2016|Categories: MFA Statements|

Military operations against DAESH in Libya

The government is closely monitoring the military operations being carried out by United States Air Force against positions held by the terrorist group DAESH in Sirte, in Libya. 02/08/2016 These operations, of which the Government of Spain had been informed prior to their commencement, are being carried out upon a request from the Libyan Government of National Accord, as indicated [...]

2016-08-02T18:06:38+00:00 02/08/2016|Categories: MFA Statements|