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The Spanish government's delegate to Catalonia, Teresa Cunillera, has met this Wednesday afternoon with senior Catalan interior ministry officials and Mossos d'Esquadra police officers. She apologised on behalf of the Spanish interior ministry for remarks made this morning by senior Civil Guard officers, Catalan government sources have told El Nacional.

The Catalan officials had this morning walked out of a Civil Guard ceremony after being offended by comments in speeches by Félix Vicente Azón, the gendarmerie's director general, and Pedro Garrido, its senior officer in Catalonia.

Cunillera also asked the Mossos to maintain their coordination and cooperation with the Civil Guard and the Spanish police. The meeting was attended by the general secretary of the Catalan interior ministry, Brauli Duart, the Mossos' director general, Pere Ferrer, and their chief commissioner, Eduard Sallent.