The new municipal government of Barcelona welcomes the Consular Corps at the City Council

Wed, 24/07/2019 - 08:34

Jorge Luis Fuentealba Diez

Deputy Mayor Laia Bonet, new head of international relations of the Barcelona City Council, ​​received the Consular Corps of the city along with Deputy Mayors Jaume Collboni and Albert Batlle.

The Deputy Mayor of Agenda 2030, Digital Transition, Sports and Territorial and Metropolitan Coordination, Laia Bonet, and the Deputy Mayors of Economy, Labor, Competitiveness and Finance, Jaume Collboni, and of Prevention and Security, Albert Batlle, received on Tuesday July 23, in the Chronicles Hall of the Barcelona City Council, 75 members of the Consular Corps representing 65 countries with diplomatic delegation and presence in the city.

This first contact of the new municipal government with the consuls consisted in a presentation of the objectives and values ​​of the new leaders of the international relations, the promotion of the city and the prevention and security. Also, the gathering was a meeting point to improve relations and joint work with diplomatic representations of foreign citizens in the city, especially in summer, which is a peak of consular activity.

Jaume Collboni remarked that the new government team will strengthen the international presence and work for international economic and investment interests, and made himself available to international representatives in the city to maintain permanent spaces for dialogue and work.

Laia Bonet, new head of international relations, among others, showed her “predisposition and enthusiasm” to work bilaterally with all consulates: “We are here for everything you think we can do from the City Council to help improve the presence and international projection of the city and make the experience of those who choose Barcelona as a life option or those who come to visit it even more satisfactory”.

Finally, Albert Batlle emphasised the role of the representatives of the Consular Corps as “the window of Barcelona in the world as a great city and as a safe city” and also showed his availability to attend to the requirements and needs of those representatives.

Information and images in press release of the Press Service of the Barcelona City Council