State Department on the Passing of Northern Ireland’s Martin McGuiness

State Department on the Passing of Northern Ireland’s Martin McGuiness
21 March 2017

 

“First, we were saddened to learn of the passing of Martin McGuiness. As deputy first minister of Northern Ireland, McGuiness worked to make the power sharing in government a cornerstone of consolidating peace and building prosperity in the region. In making difficult decisions to move away from militancy, McGuiness worked to end violence and promote cross-community reconciliation. McGuiness will also be long remembered as a pivotal negotiator and architect of the U.S.-brokered Good Friday Agreement, helping Northern Ireland to transition from decades of violence to a more stable and peaceful future.”

Source: State Department Press Briefing – March 21, 2017