​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 [...]

29/08/2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 criminal attack that took the lives of many people and left a large number of others injured, for whom we wish a prompt recovery. 23/07/2016 [...]

23/07/2016|Categories: MFA Statements, Uncategorized|

Journalist Pavel Sheremet murdered in Kiev

Spain expresses its strong outrage and condemnation of the attack that took the life of the journalist Pavel Sheremet in Kiev on Wednesday, 20 July. 21/07/2016 The Government of Spain expresses its deepest sympathies to the family, friends and colleagues of the victims, and hopes that those responsible for this vile and cowardly murder will be arrested and brought to [...]

21/07/2016|Categories: MFA press releases, Uncategorized|

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 gender identity, one of the priorities of Spanish foreign policy on the issue of human rights. 01/07/2016 The council approved the establishment of the mandate [...]

01/07/2016|Categories: MFA Statements, Uncategorized|

Member of MINUSCA murdered in Bangui

Spain strongly condemns the murder in Bangui of a member of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic (MINUSCA), of Senegalese nationality.  29/06/2016 The Government of Spain passes on its condolences to the families and colleagues of the murdered peacekeeper, as well as to the people and authorities of Senegal and reaffirms its solidarity with [...]

29/06/2016|Categories: Uncategorized|


The Government of Spain expresses its satisfaction at the announcement of a four-month unilateral cessation of hostilities made by the Government of Sudan on 18 June, in the regions of the Blue Nile and South Kordofan. 23/06/2016 This announcement has been made following the unilateral cessation of hostilities declared by the Sudan Revolutionary Front on 28 April. Spain considers that [...]

27/06/2016|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 Government of Spain expresses its deepest sympathies to the families and colleagues of the victims, and wishes all those injured a speedy and full recovery. [...]

21/06/2016|Categories: MFA Statements, Uncategorized|

Attack on British MP

Spain received the new of the brutal attack that killed the British Labour Party MP, Jo Cox, while taking part in an event in the exercise of democracy with great dismay, and condemns, in the strongest possible terms, this cowardly attack on a parliamentary representative and on the will of the people.  16/06/2016 The Government of Spain wishes, at this [...]

16/06/2016|Categories: MFA Statements, Uncategorized|

Tragic event in desert region of Niger

Spain received the news of a tragic event in a desert region of Niger, close to the border with Algeria, with great dismay, in which 34 people lost their lives, including 20 minors who, according to the information from the authorities of Niger, died of thirst after being abandoned by human traffickers.  16/06/2016 The government expresses its deepest sympathies to [...]

16/06/2016|Categories: MFA Statements, Uncategorized|

Ataque terrorista en Bosso, Níger

 06/06/2016 España condena el ataque terrorista perpetrado el día 3 de junio contra un cuartel del ejército nigerino cerca de la localidad de Bosso, en el sureste del país, que ha ocasionado la muerte de treinta y dos militares, treinta de ellos nigerinos y dos nigerianos y sesenta y siete heridos. El gobierno traslada su condolencia  los familiares y compañeros [...]

06/06/2016|Categories: Uncategorized|