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CATALONIA --- Catalan News Agency - US congressman supports Catalonia’s right for self-determination

Catalan News Agency - US congressman supports Catalonia’s right for self-determination


US congressman supports Catalonia’s right for self-determination


Washington DC (CNA).- Catalonia’s
pro-independence aspirations and the Spanish Government’s refusal to
enter into dialogue are also gathering interest in the US. During his
official trip to the United States, Catalan President, Carles
Puigedmont, met with several US Congressmen on the East Coast to discuss
the current deadlock between Catalonia and Spain and found not only
comprehension but support. “The right to self-determination is essential
for us; my family had to run away from a country in which this right
didn’t exist,” said Carlos Culbero, Republican representative for
Florida and originally from Cuba. Although he refused to “impose
anything or interfere in other countries’ politics”, Culbero called for
dialogue as the only way to “tackle differences and reach common
agreements” in a democratic context. Culbero made these statements this
Tuesday right after meeting with Puigdemont in Washington DC. Earlier
this week, the Catalan President addressed the Center for European
Studies (CES) at the Harvard Kennedy School and gave the conference
‘Catalonia, Today and Tomorrow’, his analysis of Catalonia’s current
political situation and its place within the EU.

“I call for dialogue. It is fundamental in all countries in the
world and this is what all governments do,” said Culbero and added that
“Spain had previously called for dialogue abroad to solve problems,
tackle differences and try to reach common agreements.” Culbero said
this was his wish “for Catalonia and Spain and for all the parts in the
world which may be facing similar conflicts”. 

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Catalan President, Carles Puigdmeont and the US Congressman for Florida, Carlos Culbero (by ACN)