McGuinness thanks Hart for service to the North
Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness has thanked US Senator Gary Hart for his service in the North.
Mr McGuiness was speaking after meeting with Senator Hart whose term as Special Envoy will end when the new US administration takes office:
Martin McGuinness said:
“During the past two years, Gary Hart has played a very important role in the peace process, particularly in the talks which led to the Fresh Start Agreement last year.
"He is someone I regard as a friend and a friend of peace in Ireland so I am very appreciative of his commitment over that time.
“He was continuing the long tradition of successive American administrations which have played a very constructive role here.
"I have no doubt Gary will continue to take a keen interest in Irish affairs and that he will be urging the new US President to retain the Special Envoy position.
“I hope he is successful in that and extend to him all my best wishes for the future."