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The Argentine government – through the Foreign Ministry – weighed in on the turmoil Spain is going through, following its government’s decision to dissolve the Catalonian Parliament and call for new elections, as a result of its secessionist MP’s vote to establish an independent republic.

In a press release issued at noon, the Foreign Ministry announced that “The Argentine government continues to analyze with concern the delicate situation that the Spanish people are going through and the declaration of independence proclaimed by Catalonia’s Parliament, which the Spanish government has declared illegal.”

“Argentines renew their confidence in both the Spanish government and its people to, through dialogue, reestablish legality and the constitutional order, guaranteeing the rights and freedoms of all its citizens and Spain’s territorial unity and integrity.”

The United States and the European Union issued statements along the same lines, rejecting the declaration of independence and supporting the decision made by the Spanish government.

“The United States enjoys a great friendship and an enduring partnership with our NATO ally Spain. Our two countries cooperate closely to advance our shared security and economic priorities. Catalonia is an integral part of Spain, and the United States support the Spanish government’s constitutional measures to keep Spain strong and united,” reads a statement issued by the US’ State Department Spokesperson, Heather Nauert.

On his end European Council President Donald Tusk indicated that “for [the] EU, nothing changes,” as “Spain remains our only interlocutor.” “I hope the Spanish government favors force of argument, not argument of force,” Tusk stated in a tweet.