20 November 2012
Next year's G8 summit of world leaders will be held in Co Fermanagh, Prime Minister David Cameron confirmed today.
The five-star Lough Erne Hotel in Co Fermanagh will host the event.
With the leaders of the world's eight richest countries set to attend, it will be one of the most high-profile events ever witnessed in Northern Ireland.
The Prime Minister said at the announcement, "I think this will be a brilliant advertisement for Northern Ireland"
"I want the world to see just what a fantastic place Northern Ireland is - a great place for business, a great place for investment, a place with a an incredibly educated and trained workforce ready to work for international"
"And I also want to show the world, of course, what a beautiful place Northern Ireland is an Lough Erne, where I was this morning, is one of the most beautiful places in the entire United Kingdom."
The last time the G8 summit was held in the United Kingdom was at Gleneagles in Scotland in 2005.
The summit will take place on 17th and 18th June 2013.
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