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Former US President Bill Clinton walks Peace Bridge in Derry with John Hume

Former US President Bill Clinton crosses Derry's Peace Bridge on Wednesday morning with Nobel Laureate John Hume and Pat Hume. (DER0914PG060) Photo Phil Gamble

Former US President Bill Clinton crosses Derry's Peace Bridge on Wednesday morning with Nobel Laureate John Hume and Pat Hume. (DER0914PG060) Photo Phil Gamble

Former US President Bill Clinton has walked across Derry’s Peace Bridge this morning with Nobel Laureate John Hume and his wife Pat.

Former SDLP Leader Mr Hume’s contribution to the Northern Ireland peace process will be honoured by Mr Clinton in a public address at Guildhall Square at around 12.30pm today.

Mr Clinton attracted thousands of people to Guildhall Square during his first visit to the city in 1995.

Speaking earlier today, Mr Hume said he had the “greatest admiration” for Mr Clinton.

“I am deeply appreciative for all the work he has done to help Northern Ireland, in spite of all the difficulties during his time in the Oval Office,” he said.

“Bill Clinton had economic difficulties and international difficulties to deal with during his administration, yet he gave so much time to Northern Ireland and the peace process.”

Mr Clinton, who holds an Honorary Degree from the University of Ulster, will also re-visit the Magee campus during his visit.

Later today, the former President will travel to Queen’s University, Belfast for the opening of a leadership institute named after him.

 

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