Scottish and Catalan governments in joint bid to boost economy

Members of the collas sing the Catalan National Anthem 'Els Segadors' as they display an Independence flag.(Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
Members of the collas sing the Catalan National Anthem 'Els Segadors' as they display an Independence flag.(Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)
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The Scottish and Catalan governments are looking at how they could work together to boost the economy of both their areas.

Pere Aragones, the Catalan vice-president, said he had met First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on Sunday.

The two administrations are looking at how they can “co-operate in economic, in cultural and social policies”.

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Mr Aragones told a fringe meeting at yesterday’s SNP annual conference in Glasgow that Catalan ministers already had a “very good relationship with the Scottish Government”.

He said: “It was a very productive meeting. Nicola was the first political leader outside Catalonia that asked the Spanish Government to stop violence against Catalonia, so we are very conscious of that.”