The foreign ministry said on Sunday Greece rejects unilateral actions by Catalonia to undermine Spain’s territorial integrity, in the wake of the region’s parliamentary vote to declare independence from Spain.
“Greece supports Spain’s territorial integrity and rejects unilateral actions that undermine the country’s unity and the immutability of borders,” the ministry said in a press release.
“We are monitoring the developments in Spain with concern, and we hope to see peaceful and democratic dialogue restored as soon as possible,” it added.
The press release follows a similar statement issued by government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos a day earlier.
Greece cannot accept unilateral actions on the issue of Catalonia, government spokesman Dimitris Tzanakopoulos said on Saturday, after the region’s parliament voted in favour of independence, but called for dialog with Madrid to resolve the issue.
“We are greatly concerned with the situation in Spain and we reiterate that Europe can only move forward united. Unilateral actions cannot be accepted,” Tzanakopoulos said in a written statement.
“We fully support the territorial integrity and cohesion of Spain, but also any initiative to restore democratic dialogue in the framework of the Spanish constitution,” he added.