The Sinn Féin Chief Negotiator, Martin McGuinness has said that, after two days of talks in London between the Northern parties, the substantial issues have not been resolved. The review of the implementation of the Good Friday Agreement moved today from the American ambassador's residence, where it opened on Wednesday, to Lancaster House. Mr. McGuinness said that the meetings in London had been better than those in previous months, but added that time is running out. It is expected the talks will resume next week. A location has yet to be decided.
Ulster Unionist leader, David Trimble, and the Sinn Féin President, Gerry Adams, have both said that yesterday's face to face meeting failed to break the political deadlock. The two leaders had more than twelve hours of talks yesterday in London under the chairmanship of Senator George Mitchell.
On his arrival this morning, Gerry Adams said that the atmosphere at the talks had improved. However, he said that there had been no breakthrough and no progress on the fundamental issues. David Trimble said that nothing had been achieved, but that he would keep trying. Senator Mitchell is expected to travel back to the United States tomorrow, returning to Belfast some time next week.