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Paterson to meet Hillary Clinton

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland to meet Hillary Clinton at US/NI Economic Conference.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

Secretary of State for Northern Ireland Owen Paterson MP will meet Hillary Clinton on Tuesday when he is in Washington for the US/NI Economic Conference.

Speaking before he left for the United States, Mr Paterson said:

This is a very significant week for Northern Ireland. On Wednesday the Chancellor will announce measures to tackle the huge deficit that the coalition government inherited, the biggest in the G20. This will present challenges but it will also open up opportunities. The Coalition is determined to create the conditions for sustained economic growth. That can only be for the long term good of Northern Ireland.

I will be doing everything in my power to help Northern Ireland attract inward investment and welcome the opportunity to discuss this and other issues with Secretary of State Clinton.

Published 18 October 2010