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Gerry Adams sends his congratulations to newly elected Palestinian President

10 January, 2005


Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP this evening sent his congratulations to newly elected Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

Mr. Adams said:

"This evening I sent my congratulations to newly elected Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and wished him well in his efforts to bring about a just and lasting peace for the Palestinian people and the formation of a Palestinian state.

"I believe that it is imperative that the international community respond by doing all in their power to ensure that the Israeli government enter into immediate and fair negotiations with the Palestinian Government."ENDS

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