[Sinn Fein]

23rd January 2003

Governments Need to Produce Plan to implement Agreement

Commenting this evening in London on today's meeting between the British Prime Minister Tony Blair and An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern, Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP said:

``I will be in touch with the two governments this evening to get a read of today's meeting.

``Sinn Fein welcomes the movement into more intense discussions. We have been calling for this since last October. For our part we have given a detailed menu to both Dublin and London and we would expect them to come forward with a plan for the full implementation of the Good Friday Agreement.

``Today's meeting between An Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and the British Prime Minister Tony Blair will be judged by us on whether the basis for such a plan was agreed. It is crucial that the substance, timeframe and management of this phase of the process is got right.

``Essentially what London has to do - in line with Mr Blair's speech in Belfast last October - is come forward with an act of completion for the Good Friday Agreement.''

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