A meeting of the Party leaders took place today (Thursday 20 December) at Stormont Castle.
Leaders welcomed the opportunity to meet and engage in a discussion of the events over recent days and weeks.
Party leaders reaffirmed their commitment to the rule of law and the primacy of the political process and deplored violence, attacks on the PSNI, as well as threats to elected representatives.
Recognising the importance of culture and identity within the community, and conscious of the impact on business, political leaders re-emphasised that their task was to find political solutions and to ensure peace and stability for the people of Northern Ireland.
The meeting was adjourned and will reconvene in the New Year to further discuss these matters.