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Adams welcomes ETA announcement

5 September, 2010 - by Pat Sheehan

Commenting after the announcement of a ceasefire by ETA, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams urged the Spanish government ‘to grasp the opportunity presented by the significant move’.

Mr Adams said:

“I welcome the announcement made today by ETA to pursue Basque independence through peaceful and democratic means. This is a significant statement and has the potential to bring about a permanent end to the long running conflict in the Basque country.

“It is now vital that the Spanish government respond positively and grasp the opportunity to advance a peace process presented by today’s announcement and quickly establish inclusive political negotiations.” ENDS

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