Press Room

Joint Statement from the Government of Germany and Spain on International Water Day

World Water Day 2018 On the occasion of World Water Day 2018, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation of Spain and the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Germany issue the following joint statement: “The world is becoming ever thirstier. By 2050, demand for water could increase by 30 percent compared with today if the global population grows by two [...]

2018-03-22T15:50:51+00:00 22/03/2018|Categories: Official statements|

Institutional statement on Brexit by the acting President of the Government

Complete text of the institutional statement: "Ladies and gentlemen, good morning and thank you very much for your presence on this occasion. I am going to read a statement from the Government of Spain. Good morning, the British Government has just announced the results of the public referendum regarding whether or not the United Kingdom should remain in the European [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:02+00:00 24/06/2016|Categories: Official statements, Uncategorized, Spain at the UN|

Shootings in Orlando

The Government of Spain expresses its profound dismay over the horrendous crime that has lead to the death of at least 50 people and left dozens injured in Orlando, in the United States. 12/06/2016 The government expresses its deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and wishes all those injured a speedy and full recovery. Spain declares its support [...]

2016-06-13T16:01:22+00:00 13/06/2016|Categories: Press Room|

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 and strength of the institutions and democratic values in Peru.  10/06/2016 The Government of Spain congratulates the incoming President of the Republic, Pablo Kuczynski, and [...]

2016-06-10T20:08:13+00:00 10/06/2016|Categories: Press Room|

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 deepest sympathies to the families of the victims and to all the people and authorities of Israel, and passes on its best wishes for a [...]

2016-06-09T14:51:13+00:00 09/06/2016|Categories: Press Room|

Terrorist attack in Bosso, Niger

Spain condemns the terrorist attack carried out on 3 June on a barracks of the Army of Niger close to the town of Bosso, in the southeast of the country, killing 32 servicemen, 30 of them from Niger and two from Nigeria, and wounding 77 others. 06/06/2016 The government expresses its deepest sympathies to the families and colleagues of the [...]

2016-06-09T17:10:19+00:00 06/06/2016|Categories: Press Room|

Death of Mohamed Abdelaziz

The Government of Spain regrets the death of Mohamed Abdelaziz, Secretary-General and historical leader of the Polisario Front and offers its condolences to the friends, leaders and sympathisers of the Polisario Front. 31/05/2016 The Government of Spain recalls the historical and current ties with the Sahrawi people and reiterates that it defends a political, fair, lasting and mutually-acceptable solution that [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:14+00:00 01/06/2016|Categories: Press Room, Uncategorized|

​Meetings between José Manuel García-Margallo and candidates for United Nations Secretary-General

 31/05/2016 On Monday, 30 May, on the occasion of the 1st International Conference on Preventive Diplomacy in the Mediterranean, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, José Manuel García-Margallo, held bilateral meetings with the candidates for the Secretary-General of the United Nations: Natalia Gherman, former Minister for Foreign Affairs and European Integration of Moldova, Irina Bokova; the Director-General of the [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:15+00:00 01/06/2016|Categories: Press Room, Uncategorized, Spain at the UN|

Security Council resolution on medical attention in armed conflicts

On Tuesday, 3 May, the United Nations Security Council unanimously adopted Resolution 2286 (2016) on medical attention in armed conflicts, jointly presented by Spain, New Zealand, Japan, Uruguay and Egypt and co-sponsored by another 85 countries. 03/05/2016 The session included participation from the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, the President of the International Committee of the Red Cross, Peter Maurer, [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:18+00:00 04/05/2016|Categories: Press Room, Uncategorized, Uncategorized|

Peace negotiations in Colombia

​The Government of Spain welcomes the announcement made on Wednesday by the Government of Colombia and the National Liberation Army (Spanish acronym: ELN) on the start of formal peace negotiations. 31/03/2016 This announcement starts a new encouraging phase in the process to forge peace for the country. The government trusts that the ELN will adopt the humanitarian measures necessary to [...]

2017-01-07T17:03:20+00:00 01/04/2016|Categories: Press Room, Uncategorized, Spain at the UN, Speeches|