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Governments must move Peace Process forward

25 October, 2004

Speaking to the media this afternoon in Belfast, Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams said that the governments had to make it clear to the DUP that London and Dublin would move ahead with the process if the DUP do not agree to move forward with the rest of the parties.

Mr Adams said:

"It is now five weeks on from Leeds Castle, it is four months on from Lancaster House and it is a full year since the Assembly elections. The DUP have had ample time and ample opportunity to come to an agreement with the rest of the parties and the two governments which would see the political institutions restored and the other outstanding elements of the Good Friday Agreement implemented. Sinn Féin want to see that deal done.

"However the rest of us cannot be expected to wait indefinitely on the DUP resolving these difficulties. The two governments need to be telling the DUP that they are not prepared to wait any longer but are moving ahead with the process." ENDS

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