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McGuinness welcomes Schulz's call for dialogue

20 October, 2014 - by Martin McGuinness

Sinn Féin MLA Martin McGuinness has welcomed European Parliament President Martin Schulz's call for all parties to engage in meaningful dialogue during the current negotiations at Stormont.

Speaking after Martin Schulz addressed the European Parliament in Strasbourg, Mr McGuinness commented:

"The ongoing support from President Schulz and the European Parliament for the peace and political process in the north of Ireland is to be welcomed.

"I had a series of very positive engagements with European Parliament leaders in Brussels last week when I updated the various political groupings on the current challenges facing the political process and sought their support for the efforts to find a positive resolution to the political and financial difficulties currently facing the Executive.

“President Schulz’s comments are a very welcome manifestation of that support and a continuation of the positive role which Europe has played with regards to the peace process for many years now.”

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