The President of the Generalitat, Artur Mas, sent individual letters to the Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, and the Prime Minster of the United Kingdom, David Cameron, in which he expressed his congratulations on behalf of the Government of Catalonia for the electoral results obtained in the elections celebrated last Thursday.
The Head of the Catalan Executive used the opportunity to convey his “deep respect for the commitment and attitude” shown by both leaders and their respective governments in “the overall procedures related to the referendum” on Scotland’s independence, which was celebrated on September 18th 2014. In this regard, Artur Mas highlighted the “lesson of democracy and dialogue” which the British and Scottish governments gave to the world.
In his letter to David Cameron, President Mas underlined that “holding high-level responsibilities for our countries is a challenge but also a source of pride for the trust that citizens have placed in us”. The President also expressed his confidence that the Prime Minister will put in all his efforts and be fully committed in “steering the United Kingdom through the future political, economic and social challenges”.
With regards to the President’s letter to Nicola Sturgeon, the Head of the Catalan Government congratulated the First Minister of Scotland on the “outstanding results obtained” by the Scottish National Party (SNP) and conveyed his confidence that “Scotland’s voice and interests will heard more than they have ever been before” with the political party being the third force at Westminster.