25 September 1998
Onus on two governments
Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP this morning described the Ulster Unionist Party's current position on the Good Friday Agreement as `untenable'. He also said that the two governments have a responsibility to ensure the full implementation of the agreement.
Mr. Adams said:
``There is an imperative under the terms of the agreement to set up the executive within a specified time frame and to complete the work programme. This must be done so that the All-Ireland ministerial council can complete its work programme by the 31 October as set out explicitly in the agreement.
``Unionist claims that the first and deputy first ministers can represent the administration on the All Ireland council are bogus and a deliberate misrepresentation of the agreement. It is a nonsense for Unionists to suggest that Mr. Trimble and Mr. Mallon can represent an administration which does not yet exist.
``This matter can be resolved by the implementation of the agreement and ultimately it is up to the two governments to ensure the full implementation of that agreement.''
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