THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
President Clinton will visit the United Kingdom and Ireland December 12-14, 2000. The visit responds to invitations from Prime Minister Blair, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern and Northern Ireland First Minister David Trimble and Deputy First Minister Seamus Mallon. Building on the progress that has been achieved in implementing the Good Friday Accord, the President hopes that his visit will help the parties and the governments to overcome current difficulties on the path to lasting peace in Northern Ireland.