Hassan al-Thawadi’s address, at the Casa Arabe in the Spanish capital, also highlighted the potential for peaceful coexistence through sport.
‘Prison for Puigdemont,’ shouted thousands of people in central Madrid, gathered under a giant Spanish flag Saturday in anger at Catalonia's unilateral declaration of independence ...
Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont kept friends and foes guessing on whether he intends to unilaterally declare independence as the Spanish government prepares to impose direct rule to stop the region breaking away.
A military F18 fighter plane crashed on the outskirts of Madrid on Tuesday killing its pilot, the Spanish Defence Ministry said.
The wealthy region's intention to break away has plunged Spain into its worst political crisis since an attempted military coup in 1981, with Madrid threatening to sack the Catalan government if it goes ahead.
Several hundred thousand Catalans rallied on Tuesday in fury at police violence against voters during a banned independence referendum, as Madrid accused regional authorities of "inciting rebellion".
Spain's central government vowed to stop its northeastern region breaking away after Catalan's leader claimed that 90% of voters backed independence in Sunday's referendum, which Madrid says is unconstitutional.
The Mayor of the regional capital Barcelona Ada Colau issued a statement demanding "an immediate end to police charges against the defenceless population".
More than 700 Catalan mayors who face arrest over their support of an independence referendum banned by Madrid protested in Barcelona on Saturday to shouts of ‘we will vote.’
Hundreds of thousands of Catalans rallied in central Barcelona on Monday, waving red and yellow striped flags and banging drums, in a show of support for independence after Madrid moved to block a planned referendum.
As the tourism season in Barcelona is at its peak, security agents at the popular Mediterranean city's El Prat airport will go on strike from Friday in what could considerably lengthen queues for visitors.