The President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and that of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès, have offered consecutive press conferences in the same place of the Palace of the Generalitat to give an account of their meeting this Wednesday, although the scenography has varied from one appearance to another, since the president Catalan has decided to dispense with the Spanish flag that appeared next to the Catalan behind the lectern.
In this way, Sánchez has appeared before the media with the two flags and, after completing its intervention and leaving the site, the Generalitat has proceeded to remove the Spanish flag.
Thus, the appearance of Aragonès, which took place minutes after that of Sánchez, has now only taken place with the Catalan flag in the background, as is his custom at the Palau de la Generalitat.
The two flags, the Spanish and the Catalan, have presided over the meeting that the two leaders have held for almost two hours alone, to reactivate the dialogue table with which the Government and the Generalitat they want to resolve the so-called Catalan conflict.
After the meeting between the two leaders, the President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, has confirmed that it maintains positions “very far” from those defended by the Government on Catalonia, but its commitment is to seek “agreed solutions”, dialoguing “without haste, but without pause and without deadlines”.
From the Gothic Gallery of the Palau de la Generalitat, from where the Spanish flag was later removed, after a meeting of almost two hours with Pere Aragonès, and before the meeting between the delegations of both governments at the dialogue table, Sánchez has bet by “advance” in the dialogue “without setting dates for the resolution of the conflict”, because the problems of Catalonia “are not going to be solved tomorrow.”
Sánchez stressed that the dialogue table, in which JxCat representatives are not participating today, “is the best way to move forward and find agreed solutions.”
However, he has admitted that there are “very distant” positions and “radically different” visions on how to overcome the situation in matters that he has acknowledged that he has dealt with Aragonès as the referendum, self-determination and amnesty.
They are questions that he has recognized that the president always asks him, that he listens “carefully” and that demonstrate the remoteness of the positions and the need that “there is going to be a lot of talk.”
“For us, neither the referendum nor the amnesty are possible, not only due to the fact that the Constitution does not contemplate it, but because Catalan society cannot suffer major tears or fractures,” he added.
The feeling of both, as he has said, is that the agreements are not close to a Catalan problem that has arisen in the last decade, but they have coincided, according to Sánchez, in working “without haste, but without pause and without deadlines.”
The methodology of the dialogue table has said that it will be specified in the coming weeks.
The chief executive did not want to enter the absence of Junts per Catalunya of the dialogue table by simply stating that he deeply respects the composition decided by the president.