Portugal and Spain maintain an open border and advocate "surgical" measures

"It is not by closing ourselves that we will solve this common problem that we have, the pandemic"

Portugal and Spain consider that the current situation of the pandemic is different from that registered in March, justifying surgical and punctual measures, and not the closure of common borders.

The current phase of covid-19 and the prospects for the next Portuguese-Spanish Summit, which will take place in the city of Guarda on October 2nd and 3rd, dominated the press conference of Augusto Santos Silva and his Spanish counterpart Arancha González Laia, in Lisbon, who at their working meeting also addressed various topics on the European agenda and international issues.

“No”, replied Augusto Santos Silva about an eventual closure of common borders. "It is not by closing ourselves that we will solve this common problem we have, the pandemic."

 

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