Mexico won't recognize an independent Catalonia

Mexican Chancellor Luis Videgaray stated that should Catalonia declare its independence unilaterally, Mexico will not recognize the Catalan State pursuant to International Law

Luis Videgaray, Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs – File photo/EFE
English 11/10/2017 11:00 Newsroom Mexico City Actualizada 12:36
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The Mexican Minister of Foreign Affairs, Luis Videgaray Caso, stated yesterday that if Catalonia declares its independence from Spain unilaterally, the Mexican Government will not recognize the existence of the independent Catalan State.

“If, despite the political dialogue, the Catalan Government unilaterally declares independence, the Mexican Government will not recognize Catalonia as an independent State, in accordance with International Law,” said the Minister before the Mexican Senate.

This declaration was given after Senator Gerardo Flores (Green Party) inquired about the crisis between Spain and Catalonia.

Chancellor Luis Videgaray said the violence which took place on October 1 was deeply regrettable because violence is not the way to solve differences.

“Spain is a country that is close to Mexico's heart. We are united by history as well as by opportunities, now and in the future,” added Mr. Videgaray, declaring he hoped for unity for Spain and a peaceful resolution through legal means in compliance with the Spanish Constitution and its State institutions.


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