LISBON, Feb. 21 (Xinhua) -- Portugal's foreign ministry agreed on Tuesday to withdraw a complaint regarding Spain's nuclear waste deposit plan, but said that didn't mean a new complaint wouldn't be presented to Europe in the future.
"Spain has committed to not issue any license or authorization regarding the operations of the warehouse," Foreign Minister Augusto Santos Silva said. "Portugal is committed to withdrawing the complaint but will not abdicate from presenting another complaint if joint work in the next two months leads to inconclusive results."
Santos Silvas' comments came after the European Commission revealed on Tuesday that the governments of Spain and Portugal had reached an "amicable settlement" over the Almaraz nuclear waste deposit.
Portugal sent a complaint to the European Commission on Jan. 16 regarding Spain's decision to build a nuclear waste deposit in Almaraz, about 100 km east of Portugal's border, with the Portuguese authorities pointing out that an assessment on the impact the waste facility would have on Portugal should have been carried out.