Martin McGuinness said:
“Sinn Féin has been actively seeking a resolution to a number of difficult issues including a workable budget for the Executive and the full implementation of previous agreements.
“We have worked constructively on the issues of parades, identity, institutional reform and criminality and the continued existence of armed and active paramilitary groups.
“We have been involved in an intensive rounds of talks with all the parties and the two governments.
“Progress has been made on a number of these issues between the parties.
“The two governments need to live up to their responsibilities in regard to legacy, budget and outstanding commitments.
“The governments need to bring the same focus, generosity and urgency to the talks as some of the more responsible parties have if they are to be successfully concluded.”