The president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, has defended this Wednesday that the Government participate in acts in which the king is present and with people ideologically distant from the Catalan executive: “We will defend our convictions and we will not lower our program and our approaches one gram. “
“We will defend our position always and everywhere because we have no problem, “he said in the control session to the president in the plenary session of the Parliament, after CUP deputy Carles Riera said that it is incompatible to defend amnesty and self-determination and go to acts with the King.
These statements occur on day in which Aragonès will coincide with Felipe VI in an event with businessmen during the Cercle d’Economia Annual Meeting, although he will not attend the subsequent dinner, which will be attended by the Minister of the Presidency, Laura Vilagrà.
Aragonès has shown himself willing to defend his “republican and independence project” even before those who are in their “ideological antipodes.”
“You cannot defend amnesty and self-determination and sit at the table with the king. It is not possible to break with the regime and at the same time give stability to the State, “Riera denounced.
He has also reproached Aragonès for his attendance at an event organized last week by the employer Foment del Treball, together with the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez: “With these bad friendships and complicities, they are getting on the wrong side.”
In the reply, Aragonès justified himself: “What we do everywhere is to act as the government of Catalonia and clearly convey what is the position and decisions of the government of Catalonia, and we will do so in front of all forums “.
“We have no problem in going, even before whom we have ideologically and institutionally to the antipodes, to defend our republican project, pro-independence, for the economic prosperity of the country, “he remarked.
Aragonès has assured that he will have “no problem” in defending his proposal of “self-determination and amnesty” before those who are in his “ideological antipodes”, because he has “confidence” in your project and your “convictions”.
“We will defend our position always and everywhere,” he stressed, before adding that this does not imply “lowering even one gram” your program.
Aragonès will not attend dinner with the king, although yes he will coincide with Felipe VI in a private meeting, To which the mayor of Barcelona, Ada Colau, will also be added, with Spanish and South Korean businessmen, prior to the inaugural dinner of the Economy Circle conference.