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New foreign minister to go to Brussels on first official trip

While in European capital, Alfred Bosch will meet government delegates abroad, MEPs and former president Carles Puigdemont

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27 November 2018 11:18 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

Brussels will be the first official trip abroad for Catalonia's new foreign affairs minister, Alfred Bosch, who will visit the European capital on Tuesday and Wednesday.

While in Brussels, Bosch will meet with all the new foreign delegates representing the Catalan government. The representatitves of the Catalan government in Brussels, London, Paris, Washington, Berlin and Rome will take part in the summit.

The minister will also meet MEPs members of the EU-Catalonia Dialogue Platform.

Apart from talking to members of the platform that promotes dialogue on the Catalan question, Bosch is also expected to meet exiled former president, Carles Puigdemont.

On Wednesday, Bosch will give a press conference at the Catalan government office in Brussels. 

"Standing-in" for sacked and jailed Romeva

Bosch, who took over the post from Ernest Maragall last Friday, visited on Monday the former foreign affairs minister, Raül Romeva, who is in Lledoners prison charged with rebellion.

When taking office, Bosch said he was "standing-in" for Romeva, who was removed from his post when direct rule was imposed last year after the declaration of independence.

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  • The new Catalan foreign minister, Alfred Bosch, during his first cabinet meeting on November 27, 2018 (by Núria Julià)

  • The new Catalan foreign minister, Alfred Bosch, during his first cabinet meeting on November 27, 2018 (by Núria Julià)

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