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From Tórshavn with love: Puigdemont makes surprise visit to the Faroe Islands

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has sensationally accepted an invitation to speak at a conference on national sovereignty held by Tjóðveldi (the Faroese Republican Party) on Friday.

Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has sensationally accepted an invitation to speak at a conference on national sovereignty held by Tjóðveldi (the Faroese Republican Party) on Friday, Kringvarp Føroya reports.

This comes after Tjóðveldi’s Member of the Danish Parliament Magni Arge invited Mr. Puigdemont to the Faroe Islands earlier this year.

The ever so assertive Mr. Arge boldly welcomed the former Catalan president, who was on a trip to Denmark, into the Danish Parliament, much to the chagrin of the political establishment.

There, Mr. Arge appeared to bond very well with the Catalan, stating at the time that “he (Puigdemont) is well aware of our work with a new constitution and knows about the existing political system between Denmark and the Faroe Islands.”

Mr. Arge also pointed out that the political situation in Spain is completely unintelligible.

“It has come to this there (in Spain) that you are put in prison for serving your political interests. It is completely beyond comprehension, from our point of view. Hence, our circumstances (the political relations between Denmark and the Faroe Islands) are of interest to politicians there,” Mr. Arge said, adding “and I do not understand Danish politicians that they are just willing to stand behind (Mariano) Rajoy. How come they do not step forward and explain them how they solve these kind of situations in Denmark.”

Scottish National Party politician Kenneth Gibson and New Caledonian politician Daniel Goa will also speak at the aforementioned conference, which will be held in The Nordic House, a cultural center in Tórshavn.

The event is free of charge and starts at 1.15 p.m.

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