The President of the Government of Catalonia, Pere Aragonès, accompanied by the Minister for Foreign Action and European Union, Meritxell Serret, met this evening (CET) in Montevideo with the former president of Uruguay, Pere Mújica, and the former vice-president, Lucía Topolansky.
“Tonnes of wisdom, commitment and dignity from a leader of the global left and a great friend of Catalonia and our freedom”, stated Aragonès after the visit, where they shared views for more than an hour and a half.
Mújica was president of the Republic of Uruguay between 2010 and 2015 ad was also a senator in 2020. Topolansky was vice-president of the country from 2017 to 2020 and subsequently was also appointed as a senator.
The meeting is part of the institutional contacts planned during the trip that the Catalan President began on Saturday in South America and have already taken him to Colombia and Uruguay. During the course of the day he has held several meetings with parliamentary and local representatives of the country. The agenda of the President and the Minister continues in Argentina, where Aragonès will open the new Catalan Government delegation office in the Southern Cone and sign a bilateral cooperation agreement between the Government of Catalonia and the province of Buenos Aires.