The Elders have expressed their “deep concern at the recent violent confrontation in Catalonia” and called for a peaceful resolution to the crisis.
In a statement released on Sunday, the group called for “both sides to pursue a peaceful resolution through dialogue”.
“The Elders applauded the progress that Spain has made since its democratic transition in 1975,” the statement continued. “This achievement should not be put at risk.”
Chair of The Elders Kofi Annan added “the constitutional crisis that is unfolding in Spain calls for consultation and not confrontation”.