28 October 2017
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau also rejected Catalan’s declaration of independence.
“Canada recognizes one united Spain,” Trudeau said in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Canadian Press reported. “We understand there are significant internal discussions that they are going through right now and we simply call for those discussions to be done according to the rule of law, according to the Spanish constitution, according to the principles of international law,” he said.
The foundation for the Defense of the Spanish Nation ( Defensa de la Nación Española) has meanwhile called for a march to show unity with Madrid. The group is calling on people to take to the streets Saturday.
The Bloc Québécois, a Canadian political party devoted to promoting the sovereignty of Quebec, has called on Canada and Quebec to recognize Catalonia as an independent nation.
“Catalonia 194th country in the United Nations, Quebec and Canada must recognize the new country of Catalonia. The process has been totally democratic and peaceful in respect of international law,” the leader of the party, Martine Ouellet wrote on Facebook.
The Honduran government “does not recognize the unilateral declaration of independence” issued by the Catalan Parliament, its ministry of foreign affairs said, EFE reported.
Peru has expressed “full support” for the Government of Spain and “rejected any act or unilateral declaration of independence” which violates the Spanish Constitution and laws.
Costa Rica does not recognize Catalonia’s declaration of independence. The Central American country considers the decision of the Catalan Parliament to be “contrary to the rule of law, democracy, and the Constitution,” Spanish international news agency, Agencia EFE reported.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Chile, Heraldo Muñoz says his country will support the territorial integrity of Spain.
Paraguay’s Foreign Ministry expressed support for the measures taken by the government of Mariano Rajoy to stop the pro-independence push in Catalonia, urging the separatist region to “adhere to the rule of law.”
27 October 2017
The government of Ecuador voiced concern over the crisis in Catalonia, calling on all parties to resolve the crisis through “dialogue within the framework of the Constitution.”
Mexico will not recognize Catalonia as an independent country, the country’s president said on Twitter.
“Mexico will not recognize the unilateral declaration of independence of Catalonia,” Pena Nieto wrote. “We hope for a political and peaceful solution.”
The Catalan parliament has declared independence from Spain following a secret ballot which received 70 votes in favor of independent rule, 10 against, and two blank ballots. The vote was boycotted by opposition members.