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05 March 2003

Text: U.S. Encouraged by "Substantial Progress" in N. Ireland Talks

(Boucher commends efforts by Blair, Ahern) (170)
The State Department issued the following statement March 5 expressing
hope that recent efforts by Britain and the Ireland will help "move
beyond the current impasse and build on the successes of the Good
Friday Agreement" in Northern Ireland:
(begin text)
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE
Office of the Spokesman
March 5, 2003
Statement by Richard Boucher, Spokesman
NORTHERN IRELAND
The United States commends Prime Minister Tony Blair of Great Britain
and Prime Minister Bertie Ahern of Ireland for their extraordinary
efforts to push the Northern Ireland peace process to a new level of
stability. We are greatly encouraged by the substantial progress that
has been made in the recent talks.
A historic opportunity exists to move beyond the current impasse and
build on the successes of the Good Friday Agreement. We urge the
political leaders of Northern Ireland to make the most of this chance
and endorse the way forward outlined by Prime Ministers Blair and
Ahern.
(end text)
(Distributed by the Office of International Information Programs, U.S.
Department of State. Web site: http://usinfo.state.gov)



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