ETA agrees to dialogue

The armed Basque separatist group ETA has agreed to a proposal for political dialogue with the Spanish government put forward by its political wing.

    ETA has waged a bloody campaign for a Basque homeland

    The Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), which has waged a bloody three-decade campaign for a Basque homeland, said it was "wholly determined" to back proposals made by it political wing Batasuna to the central government in Madrid, in a statement published by the Gara paper on Saturday. 

    It called the proposals, which the Spanish government has also agreed to consider, "the most effective political contribution presented so far to try to settle the conflict between the Basque country and the state", the statement said. 

    "The only way to resolve the conflict is to organise an open and concrete dialogue aimed at reaching a comprehensive agreement," said the statement, published in the Basque language.

    SOURCE: AFP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    'We scoured for days without sleeping, just clothes on our backs'

    The Philippines’ Typhoon Haiyan was the strongest storm ever to make landfall. Five years on, we revisit this story.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    Daughters of al-Shabab

    What draws Kenyan women to join al-Shabab and what challenges are they facing when they return to their communities?