The president of the Government of Catalonia, Quim Torra, has asked the Minister for Foreign Action, Institutional Relations and Transparency, Alfred Bosch, to send letters to the consulates of countries with citizens who were killed in the terrorist attacks of 17 and 18 August 2017 to bring to their attention new information published in recent days concerning those fateful events. In the letters, the Government of Catalonia offers to provide any assistance these countries may require as the second anniversary of the attacks approaches, particularly in light of the information that has come to light.
Yesterday, the Minister of the Presidency and government spokesperson Meritxell Budó also sent letters to Vice President Carmen Calvo and the Minister of Defence, Margarita Robles. In that letter, the Catalan government requested a meeting with the Spanish government and insisted on the need for clarification in light of the details reported over the last several days.
On Tuesday, when the first report appeared, President Torra requested that the Spanish government provide clarification in response to revelations that have generated public concern and unease. Torra also said that if the details published are confirmed, those responsible must be held accountable.
The Catalan government will closely follow any new information published regarding the 2017 attacks and continue to demand transparency and responsibility from all levels of government.