On 15 July, Minister-president Jan Jambon received the Catalan Foreign Minister Bernat Solé i Barril in the Errera House. It was the first meeting between the two since Bernat Solé's appointment as Minister of Foreign Affairs.
The ministers discussed the evolution and management of the Covid-19 crisis and decided to exchange information on a regular basis and to cooperate where possible.
Minister-President Jambon and Minister Solé expressed the wish to make a restart with the implementation of the Flanders-Catalonia 2019-2021 work programme, with digitalization as main focus. It was also discussed to work together to increase the weight of the federated states in the European Union. In doing so, they want to involve other federated states with legislative powers.
The Minister-president inquired with his Catalan counterpart about the situation of the imprisoned Catalan politicians.