Adams welcomes appointment of Senator Gary Hart
Sinn Féin Leader Gerry Adams has welcomed news of Senator Gary Hart’s new role as the US Secretary of State’s Personal Representative.
Commenting on the appointment, Mr Adams said:
"I welcome Secretary of State John Kerry's announcement that Senator Gary Hart is to take up a diplomatic role as the Secretary's Personal Representative with a particular emphasis on the current impasse and the talks in the North.
"Senator Hart's international experience and long service will bring a much needed dimension and urgency to the talks process.
"The American Administration's consistent involvement in the Irish Peace Process has been a valued and positive one and has provided that essential element of a truly "honest broker" for all the parties in the North.
"I had the opportunity to meet with Senator Hart in August in Dublin and found him to be knowledgeable on the difficulties in the current situation.
"I look forward to meeting with him soon."