The Mayor of San Roque, Juan Carlos Ruiz Boix, held a meeting with Gibraltar's Acting Chief Minister, Fabian Picardo, to continue progress on the agreement for a shared prosperity zone.
The Mayor agrees with Picardo that 'in this good neighbourliness is where we will continue working, and where we commit from the responsibility that I currently assume to maintain it in the present and in the future.'
'We know,' Ruiz Boix indicates, 'about the bonds of unity, coexistence, friendship, and economic and labor relations that exist among the more than 300,000 inhabitants, including the residents of the Campo de Gibraltar and the city of Gibraltar.'
In the meeting, 'we also assessed the latest incidents that occurred in our region, mainly at the border, where we have worked together to ensure the smoothest flow possible so that the more than 14,000 Spanish and foreign citizens who live in the region and commute to work in Gibraltar, as well as all the residents of Gibraltar who engage in activities in our region, have the smoothest border crossings.'
In this regard, Ruiz Boix hopes that 'on October 12th, when the general elections are held in Gibraltar, there will be an opportunity to continue the work of those individuals who engage in dialogue and who are eager to have a shared Prosperity zone.'
Ruiz Boix recalls that 'the coexistence that we recovered since 1982, with a socialist government, after a dark period of closed relations and borders, which was decided to reopen in the first government of Felipe González, and almost 40 years later, we have strengthened it, and that is where we need to continue working so that together we can share the economy, jobs, and continue nurturing those good neighbourly relations on both sides of the border.