In an event at the Cultural Center Conde Duque de Madrid, in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Statute of Autonomy of Andalusia, he highlighted the “deep pride of all Andalusians”, especially of the 261,000 residing in Madrid.
“It is a shared pride to have a land with one of the most visited patrimony from the artistic point of view and with more network of protected parks,” he said.
On the other hand, it has influenced the evolution of the autonomous community since it acquired the Statute of Autonomy, given that “it has been important because it was achieved with the struggle of many Andalusians from previous generations who, in the face of this distribution of selfish nationalism, raised the voice”.
Likewise, he has riveted the “perfect binomial” that Andalusia joins in Madrid, since he has indicated that the commemoration in Madrid is “a union in front of that dam of containment of those who want to separate the Andalusians.”
With a future perspective, the Andalusian popular president has emphasized that they will “face inequality again, as was the case 40 years ago.”
The commemoration of the 40th anniversary of the Andalusian Statute has been carried out with TVE journalist Jerónimo Fernández as master of ceremony. During the celebration, a video tribute to the anniversary of Andalusian autonomy has been projected.
The president of the Junta de Andalucía, together with the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, and the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, has presented the diplomas to those honored by the Board.
The event was also attended by the president of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado; the Andalusian counselor of the Presidency, Public Administration and Interior, Elías Bendodo; and the Minister of Culture and Historical Heritage, Patricia del Pozo, as well as ambassadors from Cuba, Nicaragua, Greece and Chile.
The talent has been revealed as a final touch with the flamenco performances of Manuel Lombo – which has given voice to the anthem of Andalusia – and Angelita Montoya.
“THE ANDALUSES MADE THE SECOND CITY OF MADRID”
On the other hand, the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has pointed out that the capital of Spain “is welcoming because it does not ask anyone and wants to integrate all Spaniards wherever they live.”
“About 270,000 Andalusians live in Madrid and we welcome them with open arms because we know they are coming to work. The Andalusians made the capital of Spain their second city,” he stressed, while putting value on Andalusian artists, musicians like Lola Flores and soccer players like Sergio Ramos.
Similarly, the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, said that Madrid is “the home of all Spaniards with a common project that makes them proud.”
Finally, he recalled that this Tuesday marks 37 years of the Statute of Autonomy of the Community of Madrid and that “unites” Andalusia.