Today, the President of the Catalan Government, Carles Puigdemont, received a delegation of Swiss members of parliament, who are currently in Barcelona to obtain a firsthand account of the situation in Catalonia. This is the second visit by a Swiss parliamentary delegation organized by the Public Diplomacy council of Catalonia (Diplocat) and the Government’s Delegation in France and Switzerland.
During the meeting, President Puigdemont explained the political situation in Catalonia to the members of the Federal Assembly, as well as the Catalan Government’s commitment to hold a referendum before the end of September. In this regard, the President also informed them of the steps being taken to ensure it is carried out with the necessary democratic guarantees.
The visiting parliamentarians were Viola Amherd and Yannick Buttet, from the Christian Democratic People’s Party; Lisa Mazzone, from the Green Party, and Mathias Reynard, from the Social Democratic Party. Also attending today’s meeting were the Government’s Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Maria Badia, the Delegate of the Catalan Government in France and Switzerland, Martí Anglada, and Diplocat General Secretary Albert Royo.
Among the activities planned during their visit to the Catalan capital, the Swiss representatives also plan to meet with the president of the Catalan Parliament, Carme Forcadell.