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Salvadoran Guerrillas Agree to Peace Talks Proposed by Duarte

September 24, 1987|From Reuters

SAN SALVADOR — El Salvador's leftist guerrillas have agreed to a call by President Jose Napoleon Duarte for peace talks on Oct. 4, a rebel leader said Wednesday.

Guillermo Ungo, a leader of the Revolutionary Democratic Front, which forms the political wing of the guerrillas, said from his base in Panama that all the rebels had agreed to the talks.

He said he was also speaking on behalf of the guerrillas' military umbrella group, the Farabundo Marti National Liberation Front.

The guerrillas and the government have not sat down together since November, 1984, and several attempts to arrange peace talks since have collapsed.

Duarte had proposed the peace talks as part of a regional peace plan he signed with four other Central American presidents.

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