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Conor Murphy calls for inclusive dialogue in the Basque Country

29 March, 2012 - by Westminster


Conor Murphy MP, MLA, today called on the Spanish and French governments to respond positively to the will of Basque society and the international community for a peace process in the Basque Country.

Speaking at a conference organised in the European Parliament by the Basque Friendship Group, Murphy said:

"The presence here today of such a broad range of political parties from the Basque Country and the good will expressed by the international community demonstrate the importance of the Aiete Declaration as a road-map for peace in the Basque Country.

"ETA has already demonstrated their support for the process in declaring a definitive cessation of its armed activity.

"I call upon the Spanish and French governments to respond positively to the declaration and to take steps which will lead to an inclusive dialogue to resolve the conflict"

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