[Sinn Fein]

14 December 2000

Adams congratulates President elect George Bush

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP today congratulated President elect George Bush on the declaration of his Presidency of the USA.

Mr. Adams said:

``I want to congratulate President elect Bush and wish him well during his term of office.  I am confident that he and his Administration will play a strong and positive role in the Irish Peace Process.

``Support for the Peace Process and the Good Friday Agreement  and the need for a future based on justice and equality has come from both Republican and Democratic parties and across all walks of life in the USA.

``The President elect has already spoken out on matters relating to the peace process and I look forward to working with him and the new Administration in the future.''ENDS

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