THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary (New Orleans, Louisiana) ________________________________________________________________________ For Immediate Release July 20, 1998
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
President Clinton Will Visit Ireland and Northern Ireland
The President has accepted invitations to visit Northern Ireland and Ireland in early September following his trip to Russia. The President will use his visit to underscore the United States' strong support for the new beginning created by the Good Friday accord and its overwhelming approval by popular vote. The President worked closely with the heads of both governments and the leaders of the parties to make this historic accord a reality. His visit will highlight America's continuing deep commitment to a peaceful and prosperous future for Ireland and Northern Ireland.