Former John Hume says it is an ‘incredible honour’ for Bill Clinton to visit Derry again today.
 
Mr Clinton is due to address a crowd in the Guildhall Square at lunchtime.

During his speech, he will highlight the role played by Mr Hume in the peace process.

Today’s event will be President Clinton’s fifth visit to the city.

Speaking in advance of the lunchtime event, Mr Hume says he has “the greatest admiration” for the 42nd President of the United States.

“I have known Bill Clinton for 22 years and I have met him every time I travelled to Washington, and I have always had the greatest admiration for him.

“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.

“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.

“Pat and I are delighted that Bill Clinton is here in Derry, a town and its people transformed by peace and which we are all so proud of.”  

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