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    A BRITISH DELEGATION LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) MET SPANISH FOREIGN MINISTRY OFFICIALS IN MADRID TO DISCUSS THE BAN ON BRITISH CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT FLYING NEAR GIBRALTAR.

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    DELEGATES LEAVING BRITISH EMBASSY AND ENTERING SPANISH FOREIGN MINISTRY OFFICES; INTO CONFERENCE ROOMS.




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    Background: A BRITISH DELEGATION LAST NIGHT (MONDAY) MET SPANISH FOREIGN MINISTRY OFFICIALS IN MADRID TO DISCUSS THE BAN ON BRITISH CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT FLYING NEAR GIBRALTAR. THE BRITISH TEAM HOPED TO PERSUADE SPAIN TO LIFT OR MODIFY THE BAN.

    THE SIX-MAN BRITISH DELEGATION WAS LED BY MR. NICHOLAS HENDERSON, MINISTER AT THE BRITISH EMBASSY IN MADRID AND AN EXPERT ON THE GIBRALTAR PROBLEM. IN THE DELEGATION WERE CIVIL AVIATION OFFICIALS, A BRITISH EUROPEAN AIRWAYS OFFICIAL, AND A FOREIGN OFFICE LEGAL ADVISOR.

    THEY WERE MET BY THE SPANISH FOREIGN UNDER-SECRETARY, SENOR RAMON SEDO, AND OTHER OFFICIALS.

    THE OUTCOME OF THE MEETING IS NOT YET KNOWN.

    SPAIN HAS NOT CLAIMED ANY VIOLATIONS OF THE BANNED ZONE BY BRITISH CIVILIAN AIRCRAFT USING GIBRALTAR AIRFIELD SINCE THE BAN CAME INTO EFFECT ON MAY 15. BUT IN A WEEKEND NOTE IT WAS ALLEGED THAT TWO ROYAL AIR FORCE HUNTER JETS HAS VIOLATED THE ZONE.

    SPAIN CLAIMS THE FLYING BAN WAS VALIDLY IMPOSED, FOR MILITARY AND SECURITY REASONS. ACCORDING TO SPANISH OFFICIALS, THERE HAD BEEN REPEATED VIOLATIONS OF HER AIRSPACE BY BRITISH MILITARY AIRCRAFT USING GIBRALTAR AIRFIELD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADZO2KV7038N1D5GN6BADKFRG6
    Media URN:
    VLVADZO2KV7038N1D5GN6BADKFRG6
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/06/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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