Gerry Adams speaks to US President George Bush
Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams this evening spoke to US President George Bush.
Mr. Adams said:
"I thanked President Bush for his interest. I briefed the President on Sinn Féin's two objectives in the current negotiations. These are to get the DUP on board for an agreement and to ensure that the British government's position remains faithful to the powersharing, equality based and all-Ireland institutions contained in the Good Friday Agreement.
"I told him that we may need the help of the White House to deliver these requirements.
"Irish America, the Bush administration and the previous Clinton administration have been very helpful throughout the peace process. We look forward to a continuation of the positive involvement of the US in the Irish peace process."ENDS