The President of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and Transparency, Raül Romeva, received today a delegation of parliamentarians from Sweden and Denmark, as well as the Deputy Mayor of Stockholm. The meeting was held at the Palau de la Generalitat and served to explain the political situation in Catalonia and the steps being made in order to hold this year’s referendum with full democratic guarantees.
Today’s visit was the fifth of these characteristics where a foreign parliamentary delegation has been able to meet with the President to get a first-hand account of developments regarding the Catalan political process. In the past months, similar delegations from France, Denmark, Switzerland, and more recently, Estonia have been able to discuss the current situation with the Head of the Catalan Government by invitation of the Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia (Diplocat).
The Nordic delegation was composed of Swedish parliamentarians Daniel Sestrajcic (V) and Marco Venegas (MP); Lars Aslan Rasmussen of Denmark’s Social-Democratic party and Deputy Mayor of Stockholm, Ann-Margarethe Livh. Also attending the meeting were the Government’s delegate to the Nordic countries, Francesca Guardiola, and Diplocat Secretary General Albert Royo.