The Public Diplomacy Council of Catalonia – previously known as the Patronat Catalunya Món – is a public-private consortium set up by the Catalan government, the Generalitat. It was devoted to promoting international awareness of Catalonia within the international community. Albert Royo i Mariné has been the Secretary General of the Diplomacy Council since 14 February 2013. It was closed on October 27, 2017 by the government of Spain in the application of article 155 of the Spanish Constitution. Its creation has been controversial, since the constitution reserves external action to the government of Spain exclusively. After four months in liquidation process, DIPLOCAT finally disappeared on April 13, 2018. With the arrival of the new government of the Generalitat, the President Quim Torra convened the first meeting of its Board of Trustees since the beginning of the process of liquidation. With this announcement, the liquidation of the consortium was terminated and the process of reactivation started.