Printer Friendly

HILLARY TO VISIT; Clinton 'wants to be Ulster envoy'.


US SECRETARY of State Hillary Clinton is to visit Northern Ireland in September, it was claimed yesterday.

And the senior figure in the Obama administration is to appoint herself as a special envoy to the country, according to Niall O'Dowd who publishes the US-based Irish Voice newspaper.

In a hugely significant and rare move, the US Secretary of State is believed to want to personally handle the role.

Mr O'Dowd told RTE radio: "It's been talked about for some within the Clinton camp that they were looking at appointing an envoy as previous administrations had done.

"I think she decided she felt this was one job that she would like to do, as well as obviously the Secretary of State and I think it fits in very well with her own profile and own strengths."

The publisher also revealed that Mrs Clinton is finalising plans for a September visit, when she will bring a new economic envoy along with her. The move would place Ireland at the forefront of the US's foreign policy agenda and give this Ulster an unprecedented link to the State Department.


HANDS-ON US Secretary of State
No portion of this article can be reproduced without the express written permission from the copyright holder.
Copyright 2009 Gale, Cengage Learning. All rights reserved.

Article Details
Printer friendly Cite/link Email Feedback
Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Jul 23, 2009
Previous Article:Loyalist is accused of murder; COURTS.
Next Article:pounds 2.2m fund a ferry big boost for SS Nomadic.

Related Articles
US not going to appoint special Kashmir envoy: Blake.
Clinton could be US envoy to Ireland.
Ayoon Wa Azan ( It Does Not Mean That It Is Righteous ).
Pak, Afghan teams to visit Washington for NATO strategy review talks.

Terms of use | Privacy policy | Copyright © 2019 Farlex, Inc. | Feedback | For webmasters