Northern Ireland

Clinton to attend Northern Ireland Economic Conference

US Economic Envoy Declan Kelly
Image caption Declan Kelly announced details of the economic forum scheduled for October

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is to host a one-day economic forum on Northern Ireland later this year.

The conference in Washington will bring together executives from sectors considering investment and from US companies operating in NI.

First Minister Peter Robinson, Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and economic officials will take part.

Members of both the US and Northern Ireland Working Groups will also attend the conference.

US Economic Envoy to Northern Ireland Declan Kelly confirmed news of the forum.

"The potential investors at the conference will have the opportunity to hear the business case for investing in Northern Ireland from the best possible advocates, namely those companies that have already invested in the region," Mr Kelly said.