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Investment to top discussions in USA - Adams

20 September, 2010 - by Pat Sheehan

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP MLA will this week attend the annual meeting of the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

Gerry Adams is a member of the CGI which was set up by President Bill Clinton in 2005.

While in New York Mr. Adams will also meet with the Comptrollers of New York State and City to discuss investment in the north of Ireland.

And on Friday September24th Mr. Adams will be the speaker at the Woodrow Wilson School of International Politics at Princeton University, New Jersey at 2:30pm on the topic "No Conflict is Intractable".

Speaking today Gerry Adams said:

“The work of the CGI is hugely important in bringing much needed economic investment and support to developing nations. It provides an opportunity to meet political leaders from around the world, to listen to the difficulties and challenges confronting them and to speak about the Irish peace process.

However, a major focus of my meetings next week will be my discussions with the New York State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli and the New York City Comptroller John C Liu.

Both Comptrollers are responsible for billions of dollars of pension funds and my discussions with both Comptrollers will be centred on encouraging them to invest in the north and border counties.”

Note to Editor:
The CGI brings together global leaders, activists, celebrities, Nobel Prize winners, business leaders and scholars for four days of discussions about some of the world's biggest challenges including energy & climate change, global health, education, and poverty alleviation.
Its purpose is to encourage co-operation between governments, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and other global leaders to confront the world’s most pressing problems.
The primary focus of the CGI is to turn ideas into action and to raise funding. In its 5 years it has had enormous success raising over 52 billion dollars for development projects around the world.

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