Spanish gov't asks Catalan regional gov't to clarify if they have declared independence

2017-10-12 00:45:10 GMT2017-10-12 08:45:10(Beijing Time) Xinhua English

MADRID, Oct. 11 (Xinhua) -- The Spanish government on Wednesday asked the regional government of Catalonia, Generalitat, to formally confirm if there was a declaration of independence on Tuesday.

In a press conference after an extraordinary cabinet meeting, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said "the cabinet meeting has agreed on formally asking Generalitat to clarify if they have declared the independence of Catalonia".

Rajoy explained that depending on the response, the Spanish government will take decisions in the following days.

Rajoy will also appear in the Spanish parliament on Wednesday to talk about the Catalan issue.