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Minister Flanagan to meet all parties involved in the Northern Ireland political talks in Belfast


Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Charlie Flanagan, is travelling to Belfast this morning [5 November] to meet all parties involved in the Northern Ireland political talks.

Minister Flanagan and Secretary of State Theresa Villiers have convened the meeting in Stormont House to review progress to date and to set out a programme for Talks for the coming weeks.

Whilst in Belfast today and tomorrow, Minister Flanagan will also have one-on-one meetings with each of the NI Executive parties.

Speaking this morning, Minister Flanagan said:

“Today’s review meeting will be an important opportunity to take stock of progress to date in the talks. The parties have covered considerable ground. Nonetheless, there remains substantial work to be done in order to achieve a comprehensive agreement for the benefit of all of the people of Northern Ireland.

“I commend all involved for their work to date. Secretary of State Villiers and I have undertaken to report back to the Taoiseach and PM Cameron respectively on the talks by 28 November”.




Press Office
5 November 2014