Clinton Flies In For Economic Summit

The former US President Bill Clinton is to visit Londonderry later today and is expected to make a speech on how to build economic prosperity in the city.

The trip is just weeks ahead of a Washington summit on the Northern Ireland economy, which will be hosted by his wife Hillary - now the US Secretary of State.

It will be held on 19 October to encourage American business leaders to invest in Northern Ireland.

This will be the former president's first return trip since 2004 and this time, he will meet First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness at the University of Ulster's Magee College where he will deliver a keynote address to an invited audience.

Acting Provost of the university, Professor Deirdre Heenan said Mr Clinton would focus on economic issues.

Mr Clinton will then travel on to Dublin after the engagement where he will open the Clinton Institute for American studies at University College Dublin.

The visit is at the invitation of the US Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland, Declan Kelly will also attend Magee today.


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