VERDENSKONGRESS I BARCELONA

As president of Catalonia, it is my pleasure to welcome you to the XIX World Carillon Congress 2017 held in Barcelona at the Palau de la Generalitat, the seat of the Catalan government that I preside. I am convinced that the historical background of the Palau de la Generalitat and its magnificent carillon will give an excellent platform to this congress for enjoying the incomparable sound of the carillon and to delve into the music and the culture that surrounds the carillon in general.

We are a small country of only seven and a half million people, but with great strengths in fields such as culture, research and innovation, knowledge, talent, entrepreneurship and economic development. We believe to have a potential equal to that of the advanced countries of Europe, which makes us attractive in the eyes of the world. We are also a country open and welcoming. And we want to share with you our values, our virtues, our desires, our way of life and our understanding to the world.

I wish you a very good congress and hope you enjoy our country. We will do our best to make you feel at home!

Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó President of the Generalitat de Catalunya

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