The ICG says the objective of the visit is to collect information from political parties and social agents concerning the end of ETA's violence.
Members of the International Contact Group. Photo: EFE
Members of the "International Contact Group", also known as the 'Currin group' will visit the Basque Country on Monday and Tuesday to gather information on the "difficulties and chances" in the Basque peace process in order to promote a "shared strategy". They will also take interest in the Spanish government's plan of reintegration of ETA inmates into society.
In a statement sent to the press, the ICG says the objective of the visit is to know at first hand the situation of the Basque peace process and to collect information from political parties and social agents concerning the end of ETA's violence and their willingness to start a dialogue to "deal with the consequences of the conflict".
Israel's Alberto Spektorowski, one of the mediators led by South African lawyer Brian Currin, will appear in the Basque Parliament next week on the occasion of a presentation on peace.
Alberto Spektorowski was a was member of the strategic group created by former israel Foreign affairs Minister Shlomo Ben Amí, during the Camp David negotiations on 2000.