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O’Neill calls for positive government response to ETA initiative

18 May, 2018 - by Michelle O'Neill

Sinn Féin Deputy Leader Michelle O’Neill has called on the French and Spanish Governments to respond positively to the initiative by ETA to leave the stage.

Michelle O’Neill will be speaking during a visit to the Basque Country this weekend where she will take part in a number of political events.

Michelle O’Neill said:

“The recent decision by ETA – the Basque socialist revolutionary organisation for national liberation – to take the historic decision to cease to exist is truly a historic moment for the whole of Europe.

“There is an onerous responsibility now on the Spanish and French governments, and all of the political parties, to grasp the opportunity provided by this extraordinary development.

“We call upon both the Spanish and French governments to now play their part in promoting a process of dialogue that can advance the goal of a just and lasting peace in the Basque Country and of bringing a permanent end to one of the last European conflicts.”

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