July 20, 2019

Andorra reinforces support from Catalonia

In the picture, Counsellor Alfred Bosch & Minister Maria Ubach Font – Picture by Govern d’Andorra.

Friday, 28 June 2019, Principality of Andorra: Andorran Minister of Foreign Affairs, Maria Ubach Font, received his Catalan partner Alfred Bosch, Counsellor of Foreign Affairs, Institutional Relations and Transparency of the Government of Catalonia, in office since November 2018. 

The meeting addressed different aspects of the relations in the framework of the Collaboration Agreement between the Government of the Principality of Andorra and the Government of the Generalitat of Catalonia, signed in 2009.

Ubach and Bosch commented on the different administrative agreements that exist between the two territories in the areas of health, education and higher education, the environment and natural heritage, sport and economic development, between others and all aspects related to cross-border relations.

The Minister and Councillor likewise dealt with the various areas of collaboration existing in the promotion, and projection of the Catalan language and culture shared by Andorra and Catalonia; the principality being the only country worldwide wherein Catalan is the only official language according to its constitution. 

Spain, and naturally Catalonia are pivotal partners for the micro-state of Andorra in organising the biennial Ibero-American Summit for the first time in 2020. Recently the Andorran civil servant, and Ambassador to Spain H.E. Mr. Jaume Gaytán Sansa left his ambassadorship based in Madrid to dedicate himself to the summit that has never been held in such a small state. Andorra partakes at the summits since 2004. 

For further information:
Princely Government of Andorra: https://www.govern.ad/afers-exteriors/item/10502-maria-ubach-tracta-diferents-aspectes-de-la-cooperacio-entre-andorra-i-catalunya-amb-el-conseller-d-accio-exterior-relacions-institucionals-i-transparencia-de-la-generalitat-alfred-bosch

Ibero-American Secretariat: https://www.cumbresiberoamericanas.com
https://www.segib.org/en/paises/#ps_and

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