The government of Mariano Rajoy totally rejects any possibility of resorting to a mediation, outside for example in European Union or interior as offered by Lehendakari Íñigo Urkullu, on runaway conflict that is lived in Catalonia. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Alfonso Dastis, riveted this Wednesday position after interviewing in Madrid with Secretary General of Arab League, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit, who received full and public support to maintain integrity of Spain. Dastis ruled out resorting to no mediation: "We do not see justification for mediation by European Union;" "This is not a conflict between two parties."Learn More
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The Spanish Minister replied to a question that regained idea that he raised last Sunday Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, and n spread to pollute this Wednesday debate on situation in Catalonia in parliament of Strasbourg. Several MEPs have claimed that European mediation. Dastis does not contemplate it or see it as good or viable: "There must be no mediation and only law and values of European Treaty must be respected."
On or hand, after holding a working meeting with Secretary General of Arab League, both leaders offered a press conference and in ir initial exhibition, before any questions, Ahmed Aboul-Gheit reported that y had reviewed entire regular agenda and They had also spoken about Catalonia. The President of league area offered without furr requirement support of this institution to positions of Spain and stressed its willingness to "always preserve integrity of territory and sovereignty of whole state" and equated that stance for Spain and entire area Of Mediterranean with maintained for or conflicts such as Syria, Iraq or Libya.
Dastis also reiterated intention of executive to maintain unity of action with citizens and PSOE in everything related to Catalonia to margin of positions such as that expressed yesterday by Socialists to reproach current vice-president, Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría. "The government has been very clear from outset that it wants to have ideal support of all parties of parliamentary arc, singularly with those who throughout se years have defended constitution and, among m, of course, PSOE," he riveted Minister.