Spain – Catalonia – Statement by M. Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs (27 October 2017)

I am watching developments in the situation in Catalonia with anxiety.

France would like Spain to be strong and united. There is only one interlocutor, namely the Madrid government. Spain’s constitution must be respected.

So it’s in this framework, that of the rule of law, that the Catalonia issue must be considered. That is why France does not recognize the declaration of independence which the Catalan Parliament has just adopted.

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