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4th Committee of UN General Assembly adopts Decision on Gibraltar by consensus

4th Committee of UN General Assembly adopts Decision on Gibraltar by consensus The Government of Spain welcomes the approval by consensus on Tuesday, 8 November, of a Decision on the issue of Gibraltar presented by [...]

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Nuclear test on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

Following the announcement today by the government of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) of having conducted a new nuclear test, the government of Spain strongly condemns this action, a flagrant violation of several [...]

By | 09/09/2016|Categories: MFA Statements, Uncategorized, Spain at the UN|Comments Off on Nuclear test on Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK)

Terrorist attacks in Kabul

Spain strongly condemns the recent terrorist attacks carried out in Kabul on the Ministry of Defence, the security forces and the humanitarian non-governmental organisation Pamlarena. Several dozen people were killed and many more were injured [...]

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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 [...]

By | 27/08/2016|Categories: MFA Statements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New government in Tunisia

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. [...]

By | 18/08/2016|Categories: MFA Statements|Comments Off on Attacks in Turkey

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 [...]

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Settlements in East Jerusalem

Spain deeply regrets the decision taken by the Israeli authorities to authorise the construction of 770 new housing units in settlements to the south of Gilo, in East Jerusalem, which will have a very negative [...]

By | 28/07/2016|Categories: MFA Statements|Comments Off on Settlements in East Jerusalem

Shooting incident in Munich

Spain wishes to convey, following the attacks on Friday, its full support and affection for the people of Germany and, in particular, the inhabitants of Munich, who have suffered the senselessness of a cowardly and [...]

By | 23/07/2016|Categories: MFA Statements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Shooting incident in Munich

Terrorist attack in Germany

The Government of Spain expresses its disgust and strong condemnation of the terrorist attack on Monday, 18 July in a train close to Wurzburg, in the south of Germany, which left several passengers injured. 19/07/2016 [...]

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Attempted coup d’état in Turkey

Spain expresses its unreserved condemnation of the attempted coup d’état in Turkey, a great friend and key ally, and declares its support for the legitimate authorities and the democratically-elected institutions and calls for respect for [...]

By | 16/07/2016|Categories: MFA Statements|Comments Off on Attempted coup d’état in Turkey

Train crash in Italy

The Government of Spain expresses its deep regret at the tragic consequences of the train crash that took place on Tuesday, 12 July, in southern Italy, killing at least 20 people and leaving dozens of [...]

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South Sudan

Spain expresses its concern at the fresh outbreak of violence in South Sudan, which has cost the lives of more than 100 people and which threatens to further deteriorate the already complicated humanitarian situation in [...]

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Violence in Central African Republic

Spain condemns the recent acts of violence and confrontations that have taken place in the Central African Republic (CAR), which have taken the lives of at more than a dozen people.  06/07/2016 The Government of [...]

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Attack in Baghdad

The Government of Spain strongly condemns the repugnant attack that took place early on Sunday morning in Baghdad, which left some 80 people dead and more than 100 others injured. 03/07/2016 Spain expresses its sympathy [...]

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Attack in Dhaka

The Government of Spain strongly condemns the terrorist attack on a restaurant on Friday, 1 July in Dhaka (Bangladesh). The attack on a restaurant, the taking of hostages and the brutality shown by the terrorists [...]

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Terrorist attack in Kabul

Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the two terrorist attacks on buses of the Afghan police force on Thursday in Kabul, in which several dozen people were killed, including many trainee police officers, leaving [...]

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Mandate created for an independent expert of the Human Rights Council on protection against violence and discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender diversity

The Human Rights Council, in the final phase of its 32nd session, took a key step on Thursday, 30 June, in the universalisation of the fight against discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation and [...]

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Attack in Istanbul

The Government of Spain strongly condemns the dreadful terrorist attack carried out on Tuesday at Ataturk Airport in Istanbul, which left many dead and injured scores of others. 28/06/2016 The government expresses its deepest sympathies [...]

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Democratic People’s Republic of Korea defies nuclear and ballistic non-proliferation regime

The Government of Spain has expressed its grave concern over the defiance by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) of the principles of nuclear and ballistic non-proliferation in violation of the resolutions of the [...]

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Terrorist attack in Jordan

Spain strongly condemns Tuesday’s terrorist attack in the region of Rokbane, close to a Syrian refugee camp, in the northeast of Jordan, in which several members of the Jordanian Army lost their lives. 21/06/2016 The [...]

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Presidential elections in Peru

The Government of Spain congratulates the people of Peru on the civic example they demonstrated during the second round of presidential elections, held on Sunday, 5 June, which unfolded without incident, thus showing the maturity [...]

By | 10/06/2016|Categories: MFA Statements, Press Room|Comments Off on Presidential elections in Peru

Attack in Tel Aviv

Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the terrorist attack carried out on Wednesday, 8 June in Tel Aviv, killing at least four people and injuring another four.  09/06/2016 The Government of Spain expresses its [...]

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Landslide in Sri Lanka

Spain greatly regrets the news of the landslides caused by the heavy rainfall in central Sri Lanka which have killed several dozen people and left many others missing. Several hundred thousand people have also had [...]

By | 19/05/2016|Categories: MFA Statements, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Landslide in Sri Lanka

Attack in Iraq

The Government of Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the terrorist attack carried out on Friday, 13 May on a supporters club of Real Madrid Football Club in the Iraqi city of Samarra, which [...]

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​Terrorist attack in Tunisia

Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the terrorist attack carried out in the region of Tataouine, in the south of Tunisia, on Wednesday, 11 May, killing four members of the security forces. 12/05/2016 The [...]

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Terrorist attacks in Baghdad

Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the three terrorist attacks carried out on Wednesday, 11 May in Baghdad, the first in the district of Sadr City, and the other two in the districts of [...]

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Bus accident in Afghanistan

Spain has received the news of the accident that took place on Sunday on the motorway from Kabul to Kandahar with great dismay and consternation, in which two buses and a fuel tanker caught fire, [...]

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Landslide in China

The Government of Spain expresses its condolences following the landslide that took place in Taining County in Fujian province (China), which has left at least 41 missing people, as well as many injured and significant [...]

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Terrorist attack in Cairo

Spain strongly condemns Sunday’s terrorist attack in Cairo, which lead to the deaths of at least eight police officers. 09/05/2016 The government expresses its deepest sympathies to the families and colleagues of the victims and [...]

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New President of Myanmar elected

​Spain congratulates the President-Elect of Myanmar, (U) Htin Kyaw, elected on Tuesday morning by a majority of the new Parliament following the elections held on 8 November 2015, which took place in an atmosphere of [...]

By | 15/03/2016|Categories: MFA Statements|Comments Off on New President of Myanmar elected

Terrorist attack in Ankara

​Spain strongly condemns the terrorist bombing carried out on Sunday in Ankara, killing a large number of people and leaving many others injured. 13/03/2016 The Government of Spain conveys its sincere condolences to the families [...]

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Terrorist attacks in Baghdad

Spain expresses its outright rejection of the terrorist attacks carried out on Sunday, 28 February in Baghdad, which left many dead and more than 100 injured. 29/02/2016 The Government of Spain expresses its deepest sympathies [...]

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Attack in Afghanistan

​The Government of Spain condemns, in the strongest possible terms, the terrorist attack carried out on Saturday on the headquarters of the Afghan Ministry of Defence in Kabul, which left at least 15 dead and [...]

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