MADRID, 3 May. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The Minister for Territorial Policy and Government spokesperson, Isabel Rodríguez, has avoided assessing the words of the President of Colombia, Gustavo Petro, in which he charged against the "Spanish yoke" just before starting his official trip to Spain and has indeed defended that the Executive of Pedro Sánchez "takes care of its diplomatic relations, also with the Colombian Government."
This is how Isabel Rodríguez spoke at the press conference after the Council of Ministers when asked about these statements by Petro, who is precisely this Wednesday on an official trip to Spain.
Specifically, the president of Colombia appealed in his May 1 speech to the Colombians who promoted the Republic and defended freedom "without really understanding if it consisted of freeing themselves from the Spanish yoke of the Crown, of dethroning kings, dukes and princes, to put an end to privileges that separated some human beings from others, to put an end to a productive slave-owning regime that condemned the black man, his family, his love affairs, his children, his grandchildren, to be slaves for perpetuity".
Given this, Isabel Rodríguez has maintained that she is not "the spokesperson" for Gustavo Petro, at the same time that she has defended that the Government is receiving him with "all diplomatic regulations". "The Executive of Spain takes care of its diplomatic relations, also with the Colombian Government", has sentenced the minister.