McGuinness congratulates President elect Donald Trump

Deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness, has congratulated President elect Donald Trump.

Wednesday, 9th November 2016, 8:55 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 3:56 pm
From left to right, Martin McGuinness, Donald Trump and Arlene Foster.

In a joint statement with First Minister, Arlene Foster, Mr. McGuinness said he will “work constructively” with Mr. Trump to maintain and develop the relationship between the North and the USA.

“I congratulate Donald Trump on his election victory,” said Mr. McGuinness.

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“I will work constructively with President Trump to maintain and strengthen our well established and deeply valued relationship with the United States.

“Over many years successive US administrations have made a major contribution to both our peace process and economic development and I expect this to continue.

“I commiserate with Hillary Clinton who showed unwavering commitment to the north of Ireland as Secretary of State and First Lady.”

First Minister, Arlene Foster said: “I congratulate Donald Trump on his historic election as the 45th President of the United States of America.

“We are a small region but we are fortunate to have strong historical, economic and political ties to the United States.

“Northern Ireland has developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and I look forward to working with Donald Trump’s administration to continue this.

“As our largest inward investor the United States plays a massive role in our economic progress.”