The acting Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, met in Hendaye (France) with his French counterpart, Christophe Castaner, to advance in the preparation and coordination of security and logistics issues around the celebration of the Summit of the member countries of the G7, which will take place in Biarritz (France) between August 24 and 26.
The work meeting, which took place at the facilities of the Directorate of Border Police in Hendaye, has served to address specific issues related to road safety, citizen security and the field of civil protection in the face of summit of Biarritz, which, due to its proximity to the Spanish border, requires coordination between both countries.
Grande-Marlaska and Castaner also visited on Thursday the facilities of the Hendaye Police and Customs Cooperation Center, an information exchange and support organization in which representatives of the National Police, the Civil Guard, the Ertzaintza, the Gendarmeria are present. and the French Police, and that will have a prominent role in police cooperation around the G7.
The meeting on Thursday is part of the high level of Franco-Spanish cooperation and is the latest in a series of preparatory meetings between authorities and police representatives of Spain and France.
The summit of the G7 will meet in Biarritz on August 24, 25 and 26 the heads of government and high representatives of France, the United States, the United Kingdom, Germany, Japan, Italy, Canada and Spain (as the guest country), as well as to the highest authorities of the European Union.
For the preparation and coordination of the measures between the Spanish administrations, several meetings have also been held between representatives of the Ministries of the Interior, Defense and Development, of the Government delegations in the Basque Country, Aragón and Navarra, as well as of the National Police and of the Civil Guard.
The Delegation of the Government in the Basque Country has maintained several meetings with the Prefecture of the Atlantic Pyrenees to deal with aspects within the scope of its powers, as well as several meetings between forces and security forces of both countries. to deal with operational issues.
Basque Country Councilor
Ministry of InteriorIn addition, the Minister has moved this morning Vitoria to hold another working meeting, in this case with the Minister of Security of the Basque Country, Estefanía Beltrán de Heredia, and in which they have addressed the aspects of relevance for that autonomous community derived from the summit in Biarritz.
In particular, issues related to vehicle traffic, police coordination and the field of civil protection have been addressed. At the meeting, which was held at the headquarters of the Basque Government, also participated the Deputy Minister of Security, Josu Zubiaga, and the Delegate of the Government in the Basque Country, Jesus Loza.