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Villiers: Open and candid views on paramilitary organisations

The Secretary of State provides an update after today's round of talks

Ms Villiers said:

The exchange of views today on the continued existence of paramilitary organisations was open and candid.

While significant differences still clearly exist between the parties on what the right answer is, there is an acceptance that we need a broad approach which engages right across society if we are to see an end to paramilitary activity and an end to the control these organisations seek to exert over parts of the community.

Tomorrow, we will focus on welfare issues.