[Sinn Fein]

17 June 2000

Martin McGuinness to brief White House officials on peace process

Sinn Fein Chief Negotiator and Mid-Ulster MP, Martin McGuinness, will be travelling to the United States tomorrow, Sunday 18th, for a two-day visit to Washington.

Mr McGuinness will meet senior White House officials, congressional leaders and senators.

Speaking before he left, Mr McGuinness said:

``I am looking forward to the opportunity to brief these senior political figures on the current state of the peace process and in particular our concerns in relation to policing and the implementation of the Patten Report. I will be meeting senators, congressional leaders and senior White House officials.''


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