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Sinn Féin To Meet US Delegation

1 April, 2004

A Sinn Féin delegation led by Alex Maskey and Michelle Gildernew MP will tomorrow meet with a trade union and business delegation from the US. The meeting will be held in the City Hall at 10am and will discuss opportunities for economic investment.

Speaking today in advance of the meeting Mr Maskey said:

"During my time as Mayor of Belfast I travelled to the US to lobby for increased inward investment and job creation. Tomorrow's meeting is an extension of that work.

"It is important for all of us in political leadership to try our best to increase employment opportunities and the prospect of increased investment." ENDS

Editors Note: The delegation will include Mike Carroll, New York Lawyer Carpenters Union; Andrew Spannell, Comptroller Westchester County, New York; Bill Mooney, Westchester County Business Association; Steve McGuinness, Political Director New York Carpenters Union and well as IT and Software Executives.

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