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October 14, 2003
Question Taken at October 14, 2003 Daily Press Briefing

Richard Haass Trip to Northern Ireland (Taken Question)

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Question:   What are the details of Richard Haass' trip to Northern Ireland? Does he still report to the Department of State?

Answer:   Ambassador Haass' trip is to discuss progress towards full implementation of the Good Friday agreement. He is meeting with both British and Irish government officials and all the Northern Ireland political parties in hopes of obtaining a full settlement of all outstanding issues so that Northern Irish elections can take place.

-- Ambassador Haass is the President's Special Envoy for Northern Ireland and reports to the President and to the Secretary.

 

Released on October 14, 2003

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