Juanma Moreno meets British Ambassador to Spain
JUANMA MORENO meets the British Ambassador to Spain at the San Telmo Palace in Seville
Juanma Moreno, the president of the Junta de Andalucía, had today, Tuesday 25, an audience at the San Telmo Palace in Seville, with Hugh Elliott, the British Ambassador to Spain, and Andorra, where they discussed the issues priorities for relations between their two countries.
Their main topic was of course Britain’s stance on allowing tourists to travel to Spain again and putting Spain on the ‘green list’, where Mr Moreno highlighted all the efforts and work of its executive to present Andalusia to the world as a safe destination for travel.
Mr Moreno assured the ambassador that at the current rate of vaccination, by the end of June, around 75% of the population of Andalusia will be immune to the coronavirus and that 100% of people over 40 will have received at least one dose, which means that Andalusia will benefit very soon from the necessary collective immunity, according to juntadeandalucia.es.
The President invited Mr Elliott to negotiate with the UK government and explain to them the situation regarding the enormous effort the Andalusian government is making to ensure the safety of tourists if they come on vacation, reminding him that around three million British tourists normally visit the region each year, with an additional 110,000 residing in Andalusia.
Brexit was also a topic of conversation, with Mr Moreno saying Andalusia will always be committed to maintaining a fluid, close and good in all respects relationship with Britain, even advocating the possibility of new trade plans between the two countries, highlighting that Andalusia is the third highest of the autonomous communities of Spain in terms of exports to Great Britain.
According to reports, between January and February 2021, 15% of total Spanish exports to Great Britain came from Andalusia, and 1,202 companies export to the United Kingdom, of which 626 regularly.
Referring to these facts, the President said: “These data attest to the confidence the UK has placed in Andalusia, in its possibilities and resources, and for the Government of Andalusia it represents an important boost at times. crucial for post-pandemic economic recovery. . Andalusia is the best land to continue investing ”.
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