The President of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, announced this afternoon after meeting in Moncloa with the President of the Spanish government, Pedro Sánchez, "we have agreed to meet for the dialogue and negotiation table the last week of July in Madrid". And he has expressed the importance that specific facts and agreements begin to occur from this dialogue table. "We have called it with this will," he said.
The chief executive explained that the meeting will be held "with the intention of beginning to address the dejudicialization of the conflict, and, therefore, the end of repression, shaping the first partial agreements and agreeing lines of work to deepen the path of the end of criminalization and repression". "Advancing in this area despite difficulties and distant positions is crucial to give credibility and boost short-term negotiations", he said.
In an informative appearance at the Delegation of the Government of the Generalitat in Madrid, the head of the Government has warned that "addressing dejudicialization is essential, but as long as the citizens of Catalonia do not have the possibility to decide in freedom the political future of the country we are far from resolving the conflict".
Along the same lines, President Aragonès has highlighted that dejudicialization and an end to repression are one of the "great objectives of the negotiation process" but noted that "these are only the first steps and once we can move forward and reach agreements in this regard, the root of the conflict between the Spanish state and Catalonia must be addressed, which is none other than to respond to the majority, broad, solid and transversal will of the citizens who want to decide by voting whether Catalonia has of being an independent state".
Pere Aragonès has stated that the meeting with Pedro Sánchez has developed in a "correct and respectful climate, marked by the difficulties of the moment that force us to overcome and work for the search for solutions". He also pointed out that "we have agreed to positively assess and ratify the framework agreement for dialogue and negotiation promoted last week by Minister Bolaños and Minister Vilagrà." An agreement, he said, "is an important step towards restoring trust and offering guarantees of respect for democratic values and fundamental rights".
The president also expressed his "discomfort and concern about espionage to representatives of the Catalan institutions and people linked to the independence movement. "It is a very serious fact that is not resolved with the relief of the director of the CNI," he said. And, in this sense, he pointed out that the framework agreement reached last week "helps to offer guarantees that a situation like this will not happen again", but added that "we have to get to the bottom of the matter".