THE president of the Spanish Government, Pedro Sanchez, and the Catalan president, Pere Aragonès, are due to meet in June for the first time since Aragonès took office.
THE president of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchez, and the Catalan president, Pere Aragonès, are due to meet in June. The presidents spoke on the phone for the first time since Aragonès took office, in a “smooth and productive” 40-minute call.
The main thing that came from the phone call was an agreement to meet in person at the Moncloa, Sanchez’s official residence in Madrid, in June. This means that talks about the political conflict in Catalan about independence could start before the summer, according to Catalan News.
Last week, the head of the Catalan government said that talks about independence must resume before the summer holiday season begins. Both cabinets have only met once, in February 2020, and it was agreed that they would have monthly meetings. However, due to the ongoing health crises and disagreements, those talks never happened.
On Friday, June 4, the leaders released a joint statement saying that they have a shared “aim of moving forward towards overcoming the common challenges through dialogue.” They also said that they agree to “win the battle against Covid-19 and to work towards economic reconstruction, with a special mention to the Next Generation funds.”
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