|Artur Mas, President of Catalonia|
"This is a powerful and strong message that the UK is sending to the entire world - that if there is such a conflict elsewhere in the world you have the right way to try to resolve these differences," he said.
Scotland "has shown the way to others - the Catalan process continues", he added.
"My main commitment is to... organise the referendum and let the Catalan people vote," Mr Mas said.
"If they think in Madrid that by using legal frameworks they can stop the will of the Catalan people, they are wrong."