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Adams meets major US political leaders attending Investment Conference

8 May, 2008

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP this evening held a meeting with four of the major political US leaders attending the investment conference.

The meeting included New York Mayor Bloomberg; New York City Comptroller Bill Thompson; The Speaker of New York Council Christine Quinn and New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli.

Speaking after the meeting which he described as "a very good meeting which was useful and informative" Mr. Adams said:

"I briefed the US leaders on the current political situation and our hopes for the future.

"I specifically stressed the importance of ongoing US engagement in building and sustaining the process, and assisting to overcome any turbulence that might emerge in the time ahead.

"We also spoke about the ability of New York, with its dynamic economy, to provide expert help and assistance for small businesses." ENDS

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