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Sinn Féin meet with US Special Envoy

30 June, 2004


A Sinn Féin delegation met with the US Special Envoy Mitchell Reiss in Belfast this morning. The delegation included party President Gerry Adams MP, Michelle Gildernew MP, Caitriona Ruane MLA, Mitchel McLaughlin MLA and Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness MP.

Speaking after the meeting Mr McGuinness said:

" This morning we met with Mitchell Reiss and discussed a wide range of issues. In particular we raised concerns that the two governments are allowing the DUP to set the pace of the current negotiations. This is unacceptable.

" We encouraged Mr Reiss to maintain the close US involvement in the process and to use their influence to encourage the two governments to get the process back on track now and not allow any further drift by parking the process until the autumn." ENDS

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