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Press Statement
Richard Boucher, Spokesman
Washington, DC
November 5, 2001


Welcoming the New Police Service of Northern Ireland

We welcome the November 4 start of the new Police Service of Northern Ireland. The creation of this new service constitutes a major step towards implementation of the Good Friday Agreement and the recommendation of the Patten Commission. We urge all the people and parties of Northern Ireland to give their full support to the new Police Service.

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Released on November 5, 2001

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