Skip to comments.UK’s Cameron rallies world leaders to N.Ireland
Posted on 06/16/2013 11:57:54 PM PDT by Olog-hai
British Prime Minister David Cameron says leaders gathering Monday for the G-8 summit in Northern Ireland should reach speedy agreement on trade and tax reforms, and draw inspiration from the host countrys ability to resolve its own stubborn conflict.
Referring to Northern Irelands ability to leave behind a four-decade conflict that claimed 3,700 lives, he said leaders of the Group of Eight wealthy nations should be inspired by the settingthe lush lakelands of County Fermanaghto deliver their own economic breakthrough.
Obama, seizing on that theme, was beginning his trip in the Northern Ireland capital of Belfast, where hes delivering a speech on sustaining Catholic-Protestant reconciliation 15 years on from the U.S.-brokered Good Friday peace accord.
But with IRA splinter groups still active today, Northern Irelands police appear to be leaving little to chance in ensuring security around the Lough Erne resort west of Enniskillen.
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UK providing leadership? In the age of Obama it seems so.
Hard to believe that Obama took Michelle and girls on this trip.