During today’s parliamentary session, the President of the Catalan Government, Artur Mas, condemned yesterday’s attack in Tunisia and conveyed his condolences for the victims, among them two Catalan citizens. The Chief Executive also participated in the minute of silence held today in the Parliament of Catalonia.
Artur Mas sent a letter to the president of the Tunisian Republic, Béji Caïd Essebsi, in which he passed on the Government’s, the people of Catalonia’s and his own condolences, affirming that “in these painful moments the country is suffering, you can rely on the nation of Catalonia, along with its Government, to remain strongly in your favour in supporting the values of liberty and democracy”.
The head of the Catalan Government, put the Tunisian people as the example of “courage and commitment”, in terms of their values of democracy and freedom and “in becoming one of the first Arab countries to stand up against injustice”. The President also expressed his confidence that “during these difficult times, the people and the politicians of Tunisia will know how to stay strong against the terrorist threat that is also menacing other countries in the region”.
In this regard, the President also noted that the attacks “occurred in an important moment of democratic consolidation”, referring to the post election period of 2014, the culmination of the democratic revolution which began in 2011.