White House officials have paid a visit to Belfast ahead of a potential trip by President Joe Biden next month.
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Former US president Bill Clinton and his wife and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton are also expected in Belfast next month for events to commemorate the landmark accord that largely ended the Troubles.
Former US President Bill Clinton, image via Shutterstock
Other key figures involved in securing the deal are also due to travel to the city.
A visit by Mr Biden to Northern Ireland to mark the Good Friday deal has long been anticipated - the President has a deep pride in his Irish heritage, and has visited counties Mayo and Louth in recent years to meet long-lost cousins.
Paraphrasing James Joyce, one of his favourite Irish writers, Mr Biden once wrote that north-east Pennsylvania would be written on his heart when he dies but “Ireland will be written on my soul”.
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