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Adams thanks Mayor Maskey for his pioneering role

3 June, 2003


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP has thanked Alex Maskey and his wife Liz for 'a tremendous year in office'. Mr Adams comments come on Alex Maskey's last day in the post of Belfast City Mayor.

Mr. Adams said:

"Alex and Liz Maskey brought a unique approach to the office of Belfast Mayor. It is almost universally accepted that they have been pioneering and throughout their year in office have made massive efforts to build bridges in what is a divided and indeed diverse city.

" A benchmark of inclusivity and respect for all citizens has been laid down by Alex Maskey for those who will hold the Mayoralty in the future.

" Given the success of the past year it is therefore appropriate that Sinn Féin has appointed Alex to take the lead role in its future out reach work with the wider unionist community." ENDS

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