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Adams extends best wishes to George Mitchell

1 June, 2011 - by Gerry Adams

Sinn Féin President and TD for Louth and East Meath Gerry Adams speaking this morning during Taoiseach’s Questions, asked the Taoiseach to join with him in thanking George Mitchell, who recently resigned as Special US Envoy to the Middle East, for his contribution to peace in Ireland and for his efforts in the Middle East.

The Sinn Féin leader had raised the plight of the undocumented Irish and the search of peace in the Middle East with President Obama during his recent visit.

This morning Mr. Adams also referred to the recent progress resulting from the coming together of all of the Palestinian groups, including Hamas and Fatah, and their agreement to sign a Reconciliation Pact bringing an end to years of internal Palestinian divisions and conflict.

Addressing the Taoiseach Mr. Adams said:

“You will also know that George Mitchell has stood down from his post there and would you join with me in thanking him for all the work he did in our peace process.

“He also put in a huge amount of work in the Middle East peace process. I met him on this several times.

“We should thank him and wish him and his wife and family well for the future.”

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