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Sinn Féin confirm role in Iraq discussions

3 September, 2007

A Sinn Féin spokesperson tonight confirmed that party Chief Negotiator Martin McGuinness had taken part in four days of discussions in Finland with various Iraqi political leaders.

The spokesperson said:

"We can tonight confirm that Martin McGuinness has been involved along with others, including representatives of the ANC, in discussions over the past four days with Iraqi political leaders in Finland.

"Sinn Féin have consistently sought to assist other peace processes in recent years with our experience of conflict resolution in Ireland.

"It is welcome that progress has been made over the past number of days and the participants have agreed to a series of principles for moving forward peacefully in Iraq." ENDS

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