Kuwait- Macron supports Madrid in fight against Catalan independence
(MENAFN- Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) PARIS, Oct 27 (KUNA) -- French President Emmanuel Macron said on Friday that he was fully behind the Spanish government in opposing a bid for independence by the Province of Catalonia, media reports said.
Earlier in the day, the Catalan Autonomous Parliament voted in favour of independence from Spain but the Madrid government immediately reacted by revoking Catalonia's regional autonomy and imposing direct rule.
Macron, who is on a visit to French Guyana in Latin America, told the press that the Spanish authorities led by Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had his "full support" to apply "the Rule of Law" and he added that he had only "one partner in Spain," the Spanish Prime Minister, "France Info" radio reported.
Rajoy has accused Catalan separatists of violating the Constitution of Spain and has ordered arrests of Catalan leaders.
Macron, who has supported the Madrid government throughout the Catalan crisis, said that the constitutional rules must be respected in Spain. (End) jk.hm
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