Spain Opposes Anti-Russian Sanctions, Supports Dialogue
Madrid has always advocated dialogue with Moscow, opposing the policy of Western sanctions against Russia, the Spanish ambassador to Russia said Tuesday.
"Despite the fact that we are members of the European Union, we have always advocated dialogue with our Russian colleagues," Jose Ignacio Carbajal Garate said during a meeting at the Foreign Affairs Committee of Russia's Federation Council.
He said Spain had constantly sought to "avoid the language of sanctions."
According to the diplomat, the people of Russia and Spain regard each other with great affection and relations between the two countries are "excellent."