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Sinn Féin briefs Diplomatic Corps on Peace Process

13 April, 2005


A Sinn Féin delegation, including Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD, John O'Dowd MLA and Joan O'Connor from Sinn Féin's International Department, today met 18 members of the Diplomatic Corps in Ireland to brief them on the current state of the peace process, the latest initiative by Gerry Adams and to outline what Sinn Féin believes should be the next steps in the peace process.

Speaking after the meeting in Leinster House this afternoon Sinn Féin‚s International Affairs spokesperson, Aengus Ó Snodaigh TD said, „Today's meeting was very constructive and positive. We briefed representatives from 18 countries on the current state of the peace process, the latest initiative by Gerry Adams and on what Sinn Féin believes should be the next steps in the peace process.

"We addressed the role of the International Community and asked the Diplomatic Corps to use their Government‚s influence to put pressure on the British and Irish Governments to respond positively to the latest initiative by Gerry Adams.

"We also stressed the need for all parties to return to the negotiating table after next month‚s elections in order to get the institutions back up and running and to enhance the peace process.

„"Finally we outlined our continued commitment to the Good Friday Agreementand to building a united Ireland based on the principal of equality" ENDS

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