(Dan Tri) – The leader of the autonomous region of Catalonia on October 4 called for dialogue with the Spanish central government to resolve the tense situation after the region announced it would unilaterally become independent at the end of the year.

Catalonia Premier Carles Puigdemont (left) and Spanish King Felipe (Photo: Getty)

In a televised speech on October 4, Catalonia Prime Minister Carles Puigdemont expressed his desire to conduct negotiations with the Spanish government to end the tense situation related to the region’s request for independence.

“The current situation requires a mediator.

Up to now, Catalonia has always called for outside support in its referendum on independence from Spain.

After the statement of the Prime Minister of Catalonia, Spanish Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Sáenz de Santamaría said that Mr. Puigdemont is taking Catalonia on `a journey without a destination` and `each step of Mr. Puigdemont will lead to a situation where

`Do not accept blackmail`

Catalonia is about to declare independence, Spain rejects dialogue

Location of the autonomous territory of Catalonia on the Spanish map (Photo: Sky)

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s Office issued a statement affirming that there will be no dialogue with Catalonia until Prime Minister Carles Puigdemont abandons his intention to demand independence, and rejected Mr. Puigdemont’s proposal for a third party.

The statement stated: “If Mr. Puigdemont wants to dialogue or negotiate, he knows that the first thing to do is to comply with the law.

Prime Minister Rajoy’s statement also affirmed that Spanish King Felipe VI will not intervene in this political crisis.

According to the Spanish Constitution, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has `emergency powers` to use in special situations, allowing him to suspend the position of the Premier of the Catalonia region.

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According to Telegraph