THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
President Clinton to Visit United Kingdom and Ireland
Statement by the Press Secretary
The President is pleased to accept the invitations of the British and Irish governments to visit the United Kingdom and Ireland Nov. 29 - Dec. 2. In the U.K., the schedule will include meetings in London with Prime Minister Major and a visit to Northern Ireland; and in Ireland a meeting with Prime Minister Bruton. The goals of the trip include strengthening the transatlantic partnership in which the United Kingdom plays such a special role, nurturing our close ties of friendship and culture with Ireland, and underscoring the President's support for the joint efforts of the Irish and British governments and the people of Northern Ireland to achieve a lasting and peaceful settlement.