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Government to launch body linking Catalans around the world

Foreign minister hopes Council of Catalonia Abroad will be up and running by end of year

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10 October 2020 03:18 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Catalan foreign ministry is to launch a new body that links the government with Catalan communities abroad.

The Council of Catalonia Abroad "will be a large body representing Catalans around the world," according to the foreign minister Bernat Solé.

In an interview with online magazine 'exterior.cat', Solé explained he hope the new organization would be up and running by the end of this year, or in early 2021.

"This Council must represent, in all its magnitude, in all its breadth, everything that the Catalan name can carry around the world," the minister said.

The move comes in the same week that the government approved new delegations to Australia, Japan, and Senegal, with offices in Sydney, Tokyo, and Dakar respectively.

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  • Foreign minister Bernat Solé in parliament (by Mariona Puig)

  • Foreign minister Bernat Solé in parliament (by Mariona Puig)

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