Former United States Senator, Gary Hart, today (2nd December) met with the Duncairn Community Partnership and the International Fund for Ireland to discuss the work they are undertaking in the Duncairn area of north Belfast.
During the meeting members of Duncairn Community Partnership briefed the former Senator on tensions within the area and their recent achievements including the removal of an interface barrier on Newington Street.
The Duncarin Community Partnership is funded through the International Fund for Ireland’s Peace Walls Programme which seeks to build confidence and trust within and between interface communities.
In October the United States Secretary of state, John Kerry, asked Mr Hart to fulfil a direct, on-the-ground diplomatic role in the ongoing multiparty talks in Northern Ireland.
Pictured are (L-R): Ciaran Shannon, Duncairn Community Partnership; US Consul General Greg Burton; former Senator Gary Hart; and Dr Adrian Johnston
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