Georgian PM stands for territorial integrity and constitutional order of Spain

Prime Minister of Georgia Giorgi Kvirikashvili. Photo by the PM's press office., 13 Oct 2017 - 12:00, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgia supports the territorial integrity of Spain and rejects unilateral actions, says Georgian Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili.

Kvirikashvili took to Twitter to voice his support for the Spanish government.

"We support the territorial integrity of Spain, reject unilateral actions and hope the crisis will be resolved according to the constitution of Spain”, he wrote.

Earlier yesterday the Georgian foreign minister issued a written statement regarding the developments in Spain.

"Georgia fully supports the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the kingdom of Spain and rejects unilateral declarations of independence”, it said.

The ministry expressed its "strong belief” that the crisis will be settled through a dialogue and the Spanish government will defend the constitutional order and, therefore, guarantee the rights and freedoms of all citizens.

The Spanish region of Catalonia held a referendum on independence earlier this month. The single question that faced voters was "Do you want Catalonia to become an independent state in the form of a republic?" Preliminary results show 90 percent in favour of independence.

Nearly 900 people were hurt as police violently tried to enforce a Spanish court order suspending the vote.

The leader of the autonomous region told the BBC that Catalonia will declare independence from Spain in a matter of days. Meanwhile, Spain's King Felipe VI said the vote's organisers had put themselves "outside the law."