Ministry for Romanians Abroad closely following situation of the Romanians in Catalonia

The Ministry for Romanians Abroad (MRP) is closely and with great interest following the situation of the Romanian nationals living in the Spanish province of Catalonia amidst the recent developments there, according to a MRP press statement released on Monday.

MRP recommends that the Romanian nationals there contact the Romanian authorities to report any situation that would harm their own security.

The ministry asks the Romanian citizens to inform the diplomatic missions of Romania of any situations that might affect their working relations and the relationship with the local authorities and institutions as well as other incidental issues generated by the current context.

MRP says it has presented the set of arrangements designed by the Romanian Government for Romanian nationals who wish to return home and who may access them.

According to MRP, any messages from Romanians in the region can be sent electronically to: romaniincatalonia@mprp.gov.ro and by calling 0040.747.192.657, the ministry’s Catalonia monitoring team.

The monitoring team has been in permanent contact with Romanian association and parishes in the region, as well as the diplomatic missions of Romania in Spain as far back as the referendum on independence, in order to learn directly about the real situation of over 130,000 Romanian citizens in Catalonia.

MRP mentions that Romania firmly and irrevocably reject the ‘unilateral declaration of independence’ of Catalonia and expresses full support for Spain’s territorial sovereignty and territorial integrity and the hope that the situation in the Spanish region will soon return to the constitutional order of the country, a position voiced by Romania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

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