THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (Lancaster, Virginia) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release May 5, 2000
STATEMENT BY THE PRESIDENT
I am greatly encouraged that Prime Ministers Blair and Ahern have announced that their intensive talks in Belfast over the past two days have made progress, providing a sound basis for restoring the political institutions and achieving full implementation of the Good Friday Accord. I urge the parties, and paramilitary organizations, to seize this opportunity to realize these goals, in order to secure lasting peace for the people of Northern Ireland. The United States remains prepared to assist in any way we can.