"So many of the qualities that we Americans hold dear we imported from this land — perseverance, faith, an unbending belief that we make our own destiny, and an unshakable dream that if we work hard and we live responsibly, something better lies just around the bend.
"So our histories are bound by blood and belief, by culture and by commerce. And our futures are equally, inextricably linked. And that’s why I’ve come to Belfast today — to talk about the future we can build together." MORE
President Barack Obama delivers remarks in Northern Ireland - highlighting the hard work, dialogue, and institutional development they have undertaken together to advance peace and prosperity - on June 17, 2013.
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton delivers remarks with First Minister of Northern Ireland Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness in Belfast, Northern Ireland on December 7, 2012. A text transcript can be found at http://www.state.gov/secretary/rm/2012/12/201672.htm
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will travel to Prague, the Czech Republic; Brussels, Belgium; Dublin, Ireland; and Belfast, Northern Ireland December 3-7.
Secretary Clinton will travel to Prague, the Czech Republic, December 3 to meet with Czech officials on strengthening Czech energy independence, as well as advancing human rights and supporting democratic transitions around the world.
Secretary Clinton will visit Brussels, Belgium, December 4-5 to participate in a meeting of NATO foreign ministers. The Secretary and her counterparts will discuss current security challenges in the Western Balkans and NATO’s global partnerships. The Secretary will participate in a foreign ministers’ meeting of the NATO-Russia Council on December 4 and of the NATO-Georgia Commission on December 5. NATO foreign ministers will also meet with their non-NATO partners… more »