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Adams To Conduct Washington Meetings

21 January, 2004

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP MLA will today leave New York and travel to Washington where he will meet with Senior Officials in the Administration, and members of both the Senate and the Congress. After completing his engagements in Washington Mr Adams will travel onto Atlanta where he will meet with former US President Jimmy Carter.

Mr. Adams said:

"I have completed a series of engagements in New York and I will now travel onto Washington. While in Washington I will brief senior officials in the US government and members of both the Senate and the Congress on the current state of the Peace Process.

"This will be my first visit to the US since the Assembly election last November.

"Throughout the development of the Irish Peace Process the United States has proved an invaluable ally and it is crucial that we continue to engage with it seeking its support and advice in the time ahead." ENDS

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