Asked about the crisis in Catalonia on Tuesday at the White House, US President Donald Trump said "Spain is a great country and it should remain united", adding "I would like to see Spain continue to be united".

"I think the people of Catalonia have been talking about this for a long time", he added: "I'm just for a united Spain; I speak as the President of the United States".

He said secession would be "foolish".

Mariano Rajoy said US-Spain relations were "excellent" and that the two countries were "two democratic friends and allies".

The two leaders said they shared position on both North Korea and Venezuela.

President Trump said Spain had been "especially helpful" on Venezuela and Mr. Rajoy said he shared the president's impression on the "totalitarian drift" in Caraca...

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