Spain's Foreign Minister has brought his government's claim to the British colony of Gibraltar to the attention of the United Nations again.
GVs INTERIOR: United Nations general Assembly delegates seated in Chamber. (2 shots)
SVs: Spanish delegate addressing General Assembly. (3 shots)
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Background: Spain's Foreign Minister has brought his government's claim to the British colony of Gibraltar to the attention of the United Nations again.
SYNOPSIS: The General Assembly heard Spain's case from Foreign Minister Marcelino Oreja Aguirre on Monday (27 September).
Senhor Aguirre said the question of Gibraltar was one of the most urgent issues facing the United Nations and perhaps one of the most serious of the twentieth century. He said the continued presence of British administration there was a remnant of colonialism. He recalled the words of King Juan Carlos in his first speech as King when he suggested that Spaniards had waited for generations to see Gibraltar returned to them to restore the territorial integrity of Spain.
Senhor Aguirre said it was essential for Spain and Britain to get together to resolve the issue in the near future. Spain had made repeated proposals, he said, all of which took into consideration the legitimate interests of Gibraltar's inhabitants. But the Foreign