The President of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, has sent today to the President of the Spanish Government, Mariano Rajoy, a letter in which he states that “the essential moment has arrived for the two governments to be able to sit at the table to dialogue”, a few conversations that you want to open “as soon as possible”.
In his letter, Puigdemont indicates that the Government of the Generalitat has “the utmost willingness to seek an agreed and agreed political solution that responds to the demand of the citizens of Catalonia to be able to decide their future”, as the Catalan president himself has ” personally manifested “to Rajoy and the Government has” repeatedly expressed publicly.
Puigdemont emphasizes that “the Spanish Government has recognized that the Catalan question is a matter of State that requires the maximum attention”, reason why it thinks that “the indispensable moment has arrived so that the two governments can sit down in the table to dialogue” .
The shipment is the result of the agreement adopted yesterday by the Government at its weekly meeting, in which it decided to formalize by letter its invitation to Rajoy to open negotiations for the holding of a referendum on the independence of Catalonia.
Along with his letter, Puigdemont attaches precisely this agreement of the Government, through which the central Executive is requested to “start negotiations on the terms and conditions of the referendum” in which the Catalans “will be able to decide with their vote the political future from the country”.
Likewise, Puigdemont attaches the motion approved by the Parliament of Catalonia on May 18, which “reiterates the will of the Government of the Generalitat to hold this referendum in a manner agreed with the Spanish Government and in accordance with the terms established by the Venice Commission “, advisory body of the Council of Europe.
“We await your response to begin this dialogue as soon as possible,” concludes the letter sent by the Catalan president.
Meeting of Puigdemont and the State Attorney General
On the other hand, the President of the Government met this afternoon with the State Attorney General, José Manuel Maza, at the Palau de la Generalitat.
The State Attorney General’s Office has framed Maza’s visit to Puigdemont “within the institutional courtesy”, having traveled to Barcelona to attend on Thursday the Board of Superior Prosecutors of the Autonomous Communities, which for the first time will be held in the capital Catalan.
In a statement this Wednesday, the Attorney General’s Office highlighted that it is an institutional visit to Puigdemont “in his capacity as head of the highest representation of the Generalitat and of the ordinary representation of the Spanish State in Catalonia.”
Maza last week ordered Romero de Tejada to file a lawsuit for the alleged crimes of prevarication, disobedience and embezzlement against the Minister of the Interior, Meritxell Borràs, for the announcement of the bidding of ballot boxes that should serve for the referendum.