The Minister for Foreign Action, Institutional Relations and Transparency, Alfred Bosch, met this morning with the Foreign Affairs Committee of the national parliament of Iceland. Bosch, accompanied by the Catalan government’s representative in the Nordic Countries, Francesca Guardiola, talked to the committee members about the political situation in Catalonia in relation to the trial of the political prisoners.
The meeting was attended by members of most of the parties with seats in the Icelandic parliament: the Independence Party, the Left-Green Movement, the Social Democratic Alliance, the Pirate Party, and the Reform Party.
The Icelandic MPs expressed solidarity with the Catalan cause and questioned the use of violence by Spanish police on 1 October 2017.
Minister Bosch thanked the Icelandic MPs for their interest in events in Catalonia and urged them to continue taking an interest in this issue and to actively defend human rights and political and civil liberties.
A resolution on the police violence of 1 October 2017 was debated by the Icelandic parliament just a few weeks ago and referred to the Foreign Affairs Committee for further discussion.