Bilbao, Bizkaia. Juan Mari Atutxa, president of the Sabino Arana Foundation, will make a short trip this week to Argentina where he will participate in the Centennial of Argentina’s Buru Batzar. The Basque politician and former president of the Basque Parliament has a very close relationship with the Basque Diaspora and has traveled to many places in Argentina before including: La Plata, Rosario, Necochea, and Buenos Aires, where he has taken part in various acts in the Basque-Argentinean communities there. “The Argentinean Buru Batzar invited the Euskadi Buru Batzar to attend its centennial and so I will be its representative,” he explained to EuskalKultura.com.
The events will begin on Saturday afternoon at 3:00pm with a General Assembly of the Zazpirak Bat membership. Afterwards a wreath will be placed in honor of Sabino Arana Goiri. At 7:30pm Juan Mari Atutxa will deliver a talk to the Basque club entitled, “Euskadi, European Nation” and the evening will conclude with a Centennial Dinner.
Juan Mari Atutxa is the Argentinean Buru Batzar representative at the Aberri Batzar (National Committee) meetings of the EAJ-PNV. “I have represented Argentina at these meetings for the last three or four years, since they can’t send a representative from Argentina to every meeting,” Atutxa explained. “We are currently deciding on a four-year plan for the party, and Argentina participates in that discussion as well: they receive all of the documents and texts and I am in charge of informing of all any other commentary or contributions brought about in the discussions.”
-Argentina’s Buru Batzar blog, here