Debate on the process of Catalan sovereignty at the Parliament of Uruguay
GOVERNMENT OF CATALONIA – At midday Roger Albinyana and Albert Royo spoke at the Parliament, to then meet with the Speaker of the House
Comparable to the debates at the Parliaments of Denmark and Ireland a few months ago, the Parliament of Uruguay focused today on the current political situation in Catalonia and the process of sovereignty. Roger Albinyana, Secretary of Foreign and EU Affairs of the Government of Catalonia, and Albert Royo, Secretary General of the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (DIPLOCAT), appeared before the International Affairs Commission Meeting to inform the assisting Members of Parliament and to answer their questions.
One month before the elections of 27 September, Roger Albinyana underlined the plebiscitary and exceptional character of these upcoming elections, resulting from the fact that the Spanish government refused to accept any kind of referendum or consultation on the issue. Albert Royo reviewed some of the most important events of the last years which have led to today’s situation, and talked about the democratic, peaceful and integrative character of the Catalan sovereign movement, a fact that can be verified again at the demonstration scheduled for 11 September.
This meeting was followed by a private reunion with the President of Parliament, Alejandro Sànchez. The representative of the Catalan government and the head of DIPLOCAT were furthermore in touch with several local authorities and political representatives, who were interested in the political situation in Catalonia, and who will follow its evolution in the next months.
Before arriving in Uruguay, Albinyana and Royo visited Argentina on Monday and Tuesday. There, the Secretary of Foreign Affairs held a conference at the Casal de Catalunya of Buenos Aires and took the opportunity to also meet with political and social representatives.