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Pedro Sánchez and Quim Torra agree to 'dialogue' and 'negotiation'
21 December 2018 @ 21:51

AN ELEVENTH-HOUR meeting between Pedro Sánchez and Catalunya's president Quim Torra ahead of the separatist protests in Barcelona ended with mutual satisfaction and a pledge to continue with two-way open dialogue.

Whilst the previous PP-led government refused Catalunya's repeated requests for 'dialogue' on the independence issue – declining to even broach the subject as it considered the secession movement 'illegal' – socialist Pedro Sánchez says he is open to talks with the region in a bid to make peace between it and the mother country.

Sánchez had previously negotiated how to stage the meeting, with one sole red line: the format should be between members of a central and a regional government, not treated as a 'summit' between two independent States.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



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