At Palau Centelles took place a session chaired by the Director General for Foreign Relations, Mireia Borrell, in which the Catalonia-Flanders Plan 2019-2021 was signed. The secretary general for Department Foreign Affairs of the Flanders Government, Freddy Evens, closed the session. Both officialised the signature of the agreement.
Bilateral relations between Catalonia and Flanders became institutionalised in a Cooperation Plan on 2008. From then on, working plans have been biannually accorded. Key issues of the 2019-2021 working plan are institutional cooperation on international affairs and the European Union, digitalisation, culture, youth, social affairs, health, innovation and internationalization, tourism, science, research, agriculture, bioeconomy and marine world and transport. Representatives from the different departments of both governments have attended the session.
Mireia Borrell reminded that Catalonia and Flanders are also allies on a multilateral level. “We are both members of regional networks in the field of climate change and biodiversity and we also cooperate in a multilateral level from networks that promote the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals”, she stated.