More than 110 ambassadors and representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Spain attended an information session held by Global Spain after the Supreme Court handed down sentences to the Catalan separatists. Lozano spoke of the “failure” of the independence bid and the need to begin a new chapter of “coexistence and dialogue”, that can only take place “within the Constitution”
The Secretariat of State of Global Spain invited foreign ambassadors and representatives of the diplomatic corps accredited in Spain to an information session to analyze the current situation after the publication of the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Catalan separatists.
In the meeting, held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and attended by more than 110 foreign diplomatic representatives, the Secretary of State, Irene Lozano, stressed the “scrupulous respect and compliance with judicial decisions,” and insisted that the court ruling demonstrates that the “independence bid failed”. Along the same lines as the acting Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, Lozano believes that it marks the beginning of a new chapter in which a “commitment to coexistence and dialogue between Catalans” is necessary, but it should take place “within the Constitution and respecting the Law“.
Foreign diplomats were also given summaries of the sentence issued by the General Council of the Judiciary (CGPJ) and a copy of the report ‘Information about the Catalan Independence Bid‘, which was compiled by Global Spain which Lozano and her team have distributed to diplomatic networks, media and political representatives all over the world in the last few months.
“The most radical and non-democratic independence movement has carried out an international campaign of disinformation against the judicial system and Spanish democracy,” Lozano said, although it has had “very little real success” and has resulted in a “loss of credibility” for the independence movement. The Secretary of State for Global Spain, went on to explain that international and independent indices such as those compiled by Freedom House and the World Justice Project “consider Spain to be one of the countries with the highest judicial and democratic quality in the world“.
Lozano concluded by saying that “the strategy to divide Catalans and spread propaganda based on lies mainly just harmed themselves,” and that “it is now time to start thinking about the future and to embrace coexistence”.