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Welcoming the UK announcement: Northern Ireland to host 2013 G8 Summit

EC

Presidents Barroso and Van Rompuy welcomed that the G8 Summit 2013 under the UK Presidency will be held in Northern Ireland and confirmed their participation on 17-18 June 2013. "We look forward to working with Prime Minister Cameron for a successful G8 Presidency."

"This choice of venue underlines the transformation that has taken place in Northern Ireland, to which the European Union has contributed, notably through the Peace Programme of funding for projects which help reconcile communities," they said in a joint statement.