GIB TO GET INSTITUTO CERVANTES

The agreements reached at last week’s tripartite meeting between the governments of Britain, Spain and Gibraltar includes a commitment to ensure that improvements in the fluidity of traffic at the frontier are maintained, in spite of a 25% increase in car traffic in both directions in the past 18 months. It was also agreed to allocate the former GB Airways office at Cloister Building for use by the Instituto Cervantes, founded in 1991 to promote and teach the Spanish language abroad. A Gibraltar government spokesman said it looked forward to the Institute starting its activities in the near future. Other agreements reached at the meeting concerned cooperation on the environment, financial services and taxation, judicial, customs and police cooperation, education, maritime communications and visa-related issues with a view to reaching specific agreements.

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