The Vice President and Spokeswoman of the Catalan Government conveyed “the solidarity of the entire Catalan nation” to those affected by these “brutal acts of terror”. Neus Munté also made reference to Catalonia’s political history and affirmed that, having been a target of terrorist attacks in the past “we will always be on the side of liberty, life and democracy, and categorically opposed to these acts of barbarity”, she highlighted.
Munté underlined that these terror attacks “do not only destroy human lives but they have broader purpose in the destruction of freedom”. Those responsible for these acts “aim to terrorize their victims in order to take away their freedom”, explained the newly appointed Spokeswoman and Vice President, “and it is precisely for this reason that we call on all citizens to not be intimidated or fearful”, she continued, “because history has shown us that, in the end, terror can always be conquered”.
Vice President Munté explained that the Government has conveyed its condolences to the countries where these acts of terror were committed through its Secretariat for Foreign and European Union Affairs and highlighted that the Government of Catalonia has been in contact with the Spanish Foreign Affairs Ministry in order to put as much information as possible at the disposal of the relevant authorities. Furthermore, Catalonia’s Minister for Home Affairs, Jordi Jané, has also been contact with the Spanish Home Affairs Minister to coordinate security measures in the wake of these tragic events.