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Adams comments on Catalan Declaration of Independence

27 October, 2017 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams TD has said this afternoon that the Declaration of Independence made by the Catalan Parliament is “a historic step towards Catalan statehood” and “it is time for Spain to seize the opportunity for dialogue”.

Teachta Adams said:

“The democratically elected Parliament of Catalonia have today made a Declaration of Independence. It is a historic step towards Catalan statehood.

“The right to self-determination is a corner stone of international law and this declaration must be respected. 

“I want to express my solidarity with the people of Catalonia on this historic day.

“I believe it is now incumbent on the Spanish government to agree an internationally mediated process on the way forward. That is what the Catalan government have offered. That goodwill must be reciprocated.

“It is time for the Spanish government to seize the opportunity for dialogue.

“I would encourage the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar to urgently press for this process with the Spanish Prime Minister.” 

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