Irish Republican News · November 2, 2004
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[Irish Republican News]
SF leaders to visit US, Auschwitz

Sinn Fein President Gerry Adams MP will travel to the US for six days later this week where he will meet with senior Congress members, Senators and Governors and with Irish American organisations to update them on the ongoing efforts to end the impasse in the peace process.

He will also attend a number of functions organised by Friends of Sinn Fein.

Speaking prior to the trip a Sinn Fein spokesperson said:

“The US continues to be a vital component in securing the peace process and the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. Mr. Adams will be taking the opportunity to urge all those in the US to continue to play this important role.”

Meanwhile, Sinn Fein leaders Martin McGuinness and Gerry Kelly are to remember victims of the Holocaust during a visit to Auschwitz.

Both are travelling to Poland tomorrow following an invitation from the Jewish community in the North of Ireland.

“Last year some local members of the Jewish community who had been involved in the organisation of the Holocaust Memorial Day invited a number of local politicians to participate in a trip to the site of the Auschwitz concentration camp,” said Mr McGuinness.

“Both Gerry Kelly and myself have accepted the invitation and will travel to Auschwitz tomorrow morning for a day-long series of events in Auschwitz, Birkenau and Krakow.”

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