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Adams to meet Mitchell Reiss

8 November, 2004

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP will meet US Special envoy Mitchell Reiss on Wednesday morning in Washington before he returns to Ireland.

The meeting will be the first between a member of the US Administration and a local politician since last week's Presidential election.

Speaking today Mr Adams said:

" In the course of the past week or so I have met with senior Congress members, Senators and Governors and with Irish American organisations to update them on the ongoing efforts to end the impasse in the peace process. I also attend a number of functions organised by Friends of Sinn Féin.

"The US continues to be a vital component in securing the peace process and the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. Wednesday's meeting with Mitchell Reiss will provide an early opportunity in the wake of last weeks Presidential election to urge all those in the US and particularly within the Administration to continue to play this important role." ENDS

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