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Senegal: Government supports Spanish Unity

Senegal: Government expressed support for Spain after Catalan Independence vote

28.10.2017
Senegal: Government supports Spanish Unity

Dakar

Alpha Kamara

Dakar, Senegal

The Senegalese Government expressed Friday support for Spain, after the Catalan Parliament vote for independence.

According to a communiqué issued by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Sidiki Kabba, Senegal remains committed to the constitutional legality as well as the unity of Spain.

“We have followed this proclamation of independence, and I can say Senegal remains committed to the constitutional legality, as well as to the national unity and territorial integrity of Spain. We welcome the move and remain committed to further strengthen ties," Sidiki Kaba said.

The Catalan Parliament adopted Friday, after almost a month referendum of self-governance in a democratic process "to separate from Spain".

The resolution adopted by the Catalan Parliament constitutes "the Catalan Republic", as an independent, sovereign and democratic state. It was adopted on Friday with 70 votes for, 10 against and 2 cast blank ballots.

The names of those who voted for independence were withheld, as the Spanish attorney general promised to charge those who voted in favor of independence with “rebellion”.

After the declaration, the Spanish government said it will depose the Catalan President Carles Puigdemont and his cabinet, allowing Madrid to directly administer the breakaway region. The Spanish Prime Minister also announced the suspension of the top officials of Catalonia's regional police.

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