Calviño denies a gap in the Government for the Sahara and hopes to redirect the situation with Algeria "as soon as possible"

The first vice president of the Government, Nadia Calviño, has launched two messages from Santiago de Compostela about the open crisis with Algeria: there is no gap with the purple coalition partners in an Executive where they are "open and willing to do everything on our part to that, as soon as possible, the relationship be redirected» with Algiers.

Calviño denies a gap in the Government for the Sahara and hopes to redirect the situation with Algeria "as soon as possible"

The first vice president of the Government, Nadia Calviño, has launched two messages from Santiago de Compostela about the open crisis with Algeria: there is no gap with the purple coalition partners in an Executive where they are "open and willing to do everything on our part to that, as soon as possible, the relationship be redirected» with Algiers.

Calviño, repeatedly asked about it at a press conference at the Pazo de Raxoi, where he appeared together with the president of the Xunta, Alfonso Rueda, after holding a working lunch, has assured that the Government's "stance" on matters of foreign policy "is unique and is very clear".

From there, he has dodged the most thorny questions, such as whether Foreign Affairs has made a mistake in his strategy towards Morocco or if he fears a serious blow to the Spanish economy.

Calviño has confined himself to regretting Algeria's announcement to suspend the friendship treaty with Spain and freeze trade relations, and insist that "the situation be redirected as soon as possible." After emphasizing that what is at stake are Europe's trade relations with a third country, he said that he hopes that Algeria "goes back and changes that assessment".

The economic vice president added that the Government wants "to have an excellent relationship, as with all our neighbors, but very particularly with Morocco and Algeria"; or what is the same, with the «southern border». At the present time, she has stressed, "we have to focus on redirecting the situation", with the hope that Algeria will back down. But she has not wanted to assess, even on two occasions, the possible damage to the country's accounts from the latest setback in foreign policy.

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