The President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, met this afternoon with the President of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, Renaud Muselier. This meeting has helped “strengthen a long-standing relationship and align objectives to offer a better response to our shared challenges,” stated Pere Aragonès, who also stressed the much needed “cooperation between ports.” In this sense, he welcomed the proposal “to create a grand alliance of Mediterranean ports, including Tarragona, Barcelona, and Marseilles, in order to establish shared criteria in relation to pollution. ”
Aragonès stressed that the Mediterranean ports must share criteria and agree on joint standards, joining forces “to ensure that the fight against pollution from maritime transport can be a joint one,” and stressed that “the Southern Region and Catalonia must follow the path of strategic partnerships, as we have been doing with other territories around us,” because “we want the strongest alliances for the prosperity of our territories".
The Chief Executive made these declarations during a joint appearance with the president of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region, Renaud Muselier, to whom he conveyed “the Government’s desire to renew the collaboration agreement between the two institutions”. Pere Aragonès stressed that “the challenges arising from climate change, technological change and demographic change are shared challenges,” and stressed the need “to join forces and collaborate in tackling drought”. “We must prepare our territories to be much more resilient” and, in this sense, he highlighted “the commitment to obtaining water through reuse and desalination.”