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Germany's Gabriel calls for talks between Catalonia, Spain
October 2, 2017 / 11:35 AM / 2 months ago

Germany's Gabriel calls for talks between Catalonia, Spain

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Monday called for urgent dialogue between Catalonia and Spain, and said it was vital to prevent events from spiraling out of control after a violent police crackdown on an independence vote in the region.

German Foreign Minister and Vice Chancellor Sigmar Gabriel arrives to attend a meeting of the parties to the Iran nuclear deal during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New York, U.S., September 20, 2017. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

“The images that reached us yesterday from Spain show how important it is to interrupt the spiral of escalation,” Gabriel said in a statement in which he echoed calls by European Union officials for dialogue between Spain and Catalonia.

Gabriel urged both sides to “keep calm” and work towards a lasting political solution that maintained the rule of law, which he said was one of the key pillars that united EU members.

Reporting by Andrea Shalal; Editing by Michelle Martin

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