Monday, September 6, 2010

Gerry Adams welcomes ETA announcement

06 September 2010

Sinn Fein President urged the Spanish government 'to grasp this opportunity'

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.”