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At 21st Conference of Regional Presidents

Pedro Sánchez underlines fundamental role of autonomous regions and cities in Spain's economic and social recovery

San Millán de la Cogolla (La Rioja), Friday 31 July 2020

While speaking ahead of a meeting in San Millán de la Cogolla (La Rioja) with the presidents of the autonomous regions and cities, the President of the Government said that "the Conference of Regional Presidents provides good support to boost that economic recovery in the country as a whole".

Pedro Sánchez stressed that Spain is a decentralised State in which the regional government authorities hold very important powers over health issues and economic development and that, without them and the local council authorities, "we would be unable to mobilise all the economic resources we are going to need for our economy to recover".

The President of the Government said that no autonomous region can stand above or below any other, and that all of them must have the same opportunities.

Finally, the President of the Government said that, although difficult months lie ahead in continuing to deal with the pandemic, "Spain, its institutions, the healthcare professionals in all autonomous regions and the Government of Spain are much better prepared than we were back in March".

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