• Short Summary

    The two major Eritrean guerrilla leaders have offered to start talks with the Ethiopian government to end 17 years of fighting for independence of their province from Ethiopia.

  • Description

    The two major Eritrean guerrilla leaders have offered to start talks with the Ethiopian government to end 17 years of fighting for independence of their province from Ethiopia. The offer was made by the two leaders at a news conference in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, on Thursday (29 June). It follows a secret visit earlier this month by one of the leaders Ahmed Nasser, head of the Eritrean Liberation Front Revolutionary Council (ERF), to Moscow. Reuters report the visit to Moscow came at a time of increased Soviet pressure for a negotiated end to the conflict. The other leader at the Beirut news conference was Ramadan Mohammed Nour, Secretary-General of the Eritrean People's Liberation Front (EPLF). Outlining the joint policy reached by the two organisations is Ahmed Nasser.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA22KYDK3RRCDCVYG1HTW190N1G
    Media URN:
    VLVA22KYDK3RRCDCVYG1HTW190N1G
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/06/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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