The President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, has admitted “very distant positions at starting points“In reference to the demands for a referendum, amnesty and self-determination raised by the Government at the ‘dialogue table’ with the Government. Even so, President Aragonès has been convinced that”the dialogue table is the way“.
Aragonès explained that -during the meeting of one hour and 50 minutes- he has transferred to the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, the position of the Catalan delegation that is based on defending the referendum, amnesty and self-determination.
Aragonès has defended that “our position is clear: the amnesty to end the repression, which has not stopped; and the referendum so that the future of Catalonia is decided by the citizens of Catalonia “.
In this regard, the Catalan president has defended that “the referendum we are proposing is on the independence of Catalonia and the Catalans have to decide it. This shows that the positions are at odds”, he said in response to the argument of Pedro Sánchez who has ensured that “whatever belongs to Spain, all Spaniards will have to decide, not just a part.”
Faced with these discrepancies, the Catalan president has been convinced that “the dialogue table is the way“And he added that it will take” time and perseverance. Beyond the deadlines the important thing is the concretions, the results. We will need details and progress rather than very exact deadlines, “he assured.
Referendum and amnesty
The President of the Generalitat explained that during the meeting with the Prime Minister he defended the Generalitat’s position in favor of a “referendum on independence in Catalonia.” Aragonès has argued that the “referendum is the most inclusive proposal, because it allows everyone to express their point of view. As in Scotland “he said.
Now, he has defended the need for this referendum is agreed with the State so that “the recognition of the international community”: “A referendum because democracy unites, democracy strengthens.”
The second inalienable point, Aragonès has said, is the amnesty of the “reprisals” for the independence process. Although he said that “We recognize that the pardons have been a step, a great step “, from Catalonia the demand, has reiterated, is the” amnesty “.
“The restart” of the dialogue
The president of the Generalitat reiterated during his appearance that “today we are facing a restart of the negotiation process“, an expression that he has repeated on different occasions with the intention of highlighting the meeting he has held with the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, at the Palau de la Generalitat.
In this sense, he has defended that with the meeting this Wednesday “we have verified that we are facing a conflict of a political nature that has been resolved through political means “:” Today begins a period of hard work because the solution is complex, “he has settled.
Absence of Together
After the rejection of the members that proposed Together To go to the negotiating table for not being part of the Government, President Aragonès has asked for “unity of action” and has called for “strengthen and recover alliances that they have not located here (the independence movement) “.
Aragonès recalled that “today we are here thanks to the strength of Catalan society” and called to rebuild the unit. In this sense, he reminded Junts that his “will is to expand the members of the Catalan delegation” with the members of Junts “with the conditions that I expressed yesterday.”