The president of the Generalitat Valenciana, Ximo Puig, has described the news that the United Kingdom has left Spain out of the list of safe travel destinations as “very negative”, at the same time that he also announced a meeting with the British ambassador, Hugh Elliott, to convince him that he ought to try to change this posture.

“We will do everything possible to make the British authorities understand that they have to differentiate between Community’s,” said Ximo Puig, during and interview on Antena 3.

The president insisted that “the Costa Blanca is an important and safe destination at this time, so we would like the United Kingdom to reconsider it’s position. We hope that during the meeting we will reach an agreement” he said.