Ambassador tells expats their opinions on Brexit count

Issues raised by community have 'genuinely informed' negotiations

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Ambassador Simon Manley (third right) spoke with Costa expats last Thursday

The British Ambassador to Spain, Simon Manley, has thanked the Costa del Sol’s expats for raising issues, questions and queries at Brexit-related meetings and said that the input has “genuinely informed the way we have gone about” negotiations with the EU.

Mr Manley was speaking at an event organised by the Brexpats in Spain association in La Cala de Mijas last Thursday, March 22, to listen to concerns and explain the latest Brexit information to the audience, alongside the British Consul for Andalucía and the Canary Islands, Charmaine Arbouin.

With the event coming days after the UK and the European Union agreed terms on a Brexit transition period and hours before the start of an EU summit in Brussels, the ambassador said it is now “really important that we get down to the business of ensuring that those who live here in Spain … can continue with their lives”.

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