The Secretary General of the Council of Europe thorbjørn Jagland met today with the Minister of foreign Affairs of Spain, Alfonso Descison to discuss the situation with Catalonia and stressed the importance of the unity of Spain. About it reports a press-service of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe.
“The Secretary-General stressed the importance of the unity of Spain. He noted that internal dialogue should be based on the rule of law and constitutional principles. Jagland welcomed the decision of Spain to investigate clashes with police in Catalonia”, – said in a statement.
Jagland expressed hope that dialogue there is a time and a solution to the Catalan crisis will be found.
Earlier today it was reported that the French Minister for European Affairs Nathalie Loiseau, said that France will refuse to recognize Catalonia as an independent state in the event of a unilateral Declaration by the Spanish region’s independence.
Also today, German Chancellor Angela Merkel expressed their support for the unity of Spain in a telephone conversation with Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy.