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Gerry Adams to meet senior political figures in the US in advance of key peace talks

19 September, 2006

Sinn Féin President Gerry Adams MP is travelling to the US today for a series of engagements with senior political figures in advance of upcoming peace talks. Mr. Adams will update them on what is happening in the peace process and seek their support for ongoing efforts to restore the political institutions and implement the Good Friday Agreement. During the trip Mr. Adams will make a number of keynote speeches including an address to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York.

Mr. Adams will also travel to Philadelphia to speak at Eastern University, which is a Christian University committed to integration and reconciliation. Mr. Adams is there at the invitation of the President of the University David Black and at the event Mr. Adams will set out Sinn Féin's vision to create an inclusive society and to promote reconciliation.

On Wednesday 20th Mr. Adams will attend the Clinton Global Initiative in New York.

On Thursday 21st at 3pm Mr. Adams will be the Guest Speaker at the Council on Foreign Relations at the invitation of it's President Richard Haass, who is the former US envoy to Ireland.

On Friday 22nd Mr. Adams will meet with Bill Flynn of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy.

On Saturday 23rd - Keynote address at the Eastern Campolo School for Social Change in Philadelphia at 12.30pm

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