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Prime Minister name-checks HTR!
21 February 2019
On her recent visit to Northern Ireland, the Prime Minister Theresa May made a speech affirming her commitment to the Belfast Agreement. In her comments, she highlighted the contribution made by Healing Through Remembering to the peace process.
Prime Minister May said, “The progress of the last few decades … has been a massive achievement and a landmark in the history of these islands.” While acknowledging the role of “successive UK and Irish Governments” in this process, the Prime Minister emphasised that, “it has been the political parties in Northern Ireland … civil society groups like WAVE and Healing Through Remembering – and above all it has been the people of Northern Ireland who have achieved by far the most.”
Healing Through Remembering warmly welcomes this recognition of the dedicated efforts of grassroots organisations and people across society.
There are many individuals and groups of people whose contributions are seldom identified in the wider political process; in these uncertain times, it is appropriate that we acknowledge and value the work they have done over the years, and their continued commitment to building and maintaining our precious peace.
For the full text of the Prime Minister’s speech in Belfast on 5 February 2019, click here.