Declaration by the EAJ-PNV (Basque Nationalist Party) on the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement
Today, 10th April 2023, we are commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement, also known as the "Belfast Agreement". An Agreement that was ratified in a referendum with 71.15% of voters in favour in Northern Ireland and with the support of 94.4% of voters in the Republic of Ireland. Today, seen from a certain historical perspective, we can affirm that this Agreement was a success on the long path towards definitive peace in Ireland, despite the periods of institutional deadlocks and sporadic outbreaks of violence recorded in this period of time. Furthermore, many lives have been saved thanks to the Good Friday Agreement and it has also been a real stimulus to economic growth and to the social well-being of the citizens most directly affected. And, even though no two situations are the same, the complex resolution of this conflict has a universal dimension that could also serve as an inspiration when seeking ways to resolve other existing conflicts.