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Third Joint Statement issued by John Hume and Gerry Adams, 20 November 1993



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Third joint statement issued by Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP) leader Mr John Hume and Sinn Féin President, Mr Gerry Adams on Saturday 20 November, 1993

 

"John Hume and Gerry Adams have met and agreed to assess the present position of their initiative in the wake of John Hume's meeting with Mr John Major.

We naturally hope that the British government will respond positively and quickly to the clear opportunity for peace which this initiative provides. The most pressing issue facing the people of Ireland and Britain, as now appears to be agreed by all sides, is the question of a lasting peace and how it can best be achieved.

We are personally greatly encouraged by the popular and widespread support which has greeted the initiative and by the many personal messages of support and encouragement that we have received. We remain committed to this peace initiative and to the creation of a peace process which would involve both governments and all parties.

We also remain convinced, despite all the difficulties, that a process can be designed to lead to agreement among the divided people of this island which will provide a solid basis for peace. We are examining ways to advance the initiative.

We have taken no decision on the publication of the substance of the initiative, the objectives of which have been made clear in our previous statements."

 

See also:

Hume, John., and Adams, Gerry. (1993), First Joint Statement issued by John Hume, then leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin (SF), (24 April 1993). Derry: SDLP.

Hume, John., and Adams, Gerry. (1993), Second Joint Statement issued by John Hume, then leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin (SF), (25 September 1993). Derry: SDLP.

Hume, John., and Adams, Gerry. (1993), Third Joint Statement issued by John Hume, then leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin (SF), (20 November 1993). Derry: SDLP.

Hume, John., and Adams, Gerry. (1994), Fourth Joint Statement issued by John Hume, then leader of the Social Democratic and Labour Party (SDLP), and Gerry Adams, then President of Sinn Féin, (28 August 1994). Derry: SDLP.

Hume, John., and Adams, Gerry. (1997), Joint Statement issued by John Hume and Gerry Adams, (18 July 1997). Belfast: SDLP.

 


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