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Sunday, 09 May 2021 02:16 GMT

Kuwait- Catalan separatist leader on way to Brussels, says source


(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) BRUSSELS, Oct 30 (KUNA) -- A Belgian government source has confirmed to the Belgian media Monday that the ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont is on his way to Brussels.

According to Belgian media reports, it is still not clear whether he wishes to apply for political asylum here as set out by the Belgian asylum and migration secretary Theo Francken at the weekend.

"Catalan citizens that feel threatened, can apply for asylum in Belgium. This also goes for the Catalan premier Puigdemont. This is perfectly legal," Francken told the Belgian media on Sunday.

But Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel asked Francken to "refrain from adding fuel to the flames." The Catalan parliament proclaimed last week the breakaway province's independence and the Spanish government stripped it of its self-rule. (end) nk.sd

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