The vice-president and adviser of Economy of the Catalan Government, Pere Aragonès, affirmed today that the pact that maintains to the regional Executive "follows totally inalterable", since the aim of the two parties that form it is "to take ahead the process of independence of Catalonia "
Speaking to the press after holding a meeting in Glasgow with the Chief Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, the deputy president of the Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) also insisted that the agreement reached on Tuesday in Parliament between his training and Junts per Catalunya (JxCat) is maintained.
"This government has a responsibility that is to carry forward the process of independence of Catalonia, therefore, we will always be committed to this objective, we have spoken with President (Quim) Torra and this commitment to work together remains completely unchanged," he said.
Aragonès was well positioned after ditching with the President of the Catalan Government, Quim Torra, the political crisis opened within the Executive Branch as a result of disagreements over the replacement of six deputies suspended by the Supreme Court.
Spanish justice imputes to these parliamentarians, who are in preventive detention or abroad, a crime of rebellion by the referendum held on October 1 in Catalonia, considered illegal by the courts.
In reference to the agreement reached last Tuesday in the Catalan Chamber, Aragonès said that it gives "the guarantees to be able to maintain the parliamentary majorities and be able to reach effective agreements and to apply and evidently to protect the minutes of the deputies."
"We are in a situation in which a judge of the Supreme Court tries to influence the parliamentary dynamics in our opinion with interlocutories that are not covered by the current legislation and, therefore, we have to defend ourselves," he stressed.
The Catalan vice-president also opted to "build a road" towards independence in which "deadlines" are not set, in reference to the warning issued by the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), which demanded that the Executive set before December 21 a strategy to implement independence.
"When they have put a deadline, they have always tied us in. In this case, the ANC has put it on the table and what we want is to build the road and not put dates on it." The road is the great consensus and the unappealable majorities ", he stressed.
During the meeting with the Scottish independence leader, which lasted half an hour, Aragonès gave him a yellow ribbon, a symbol of the independence politicians who is in prison and abroad, which Sturgeon then placed on the lapel.
During his stay in Glasgow, the Catalan vice-president will meet tomorrow with the Scottish Minister of Culture, Fiona Hyslop, and will participate in the debate "Scotland and Catalonia towards independence", to be held during the Congress of the National Party of Scotland (SNP) .