Tuesday 20 March 2018

Cameron praises 'limitless' potential of our changed relationship

BRITISH prime minister David Cameron has said there are "no limits" to what Ireland and Britain can achieve together after the transformation in the relationship between the two countries in recent years.

But Taoiseach Enda Kenny endorsed Britain staying within the European Union following the announcement by Mr Cameron of a referendum on the matter.

Mr Cameron and Mr Kenny last night walked the short distance between No 10 Downing Street and the parliament in Westminster for a reception, following a summit meeting at the end of a whirlwind day in London for the Taoiseach.

The prime minister said both countries had not begun to "tap" the potential of the relationship, which has prospered since the visit of Queen Elizabeth II to Ireland.

Mr Cameron told a reception to promote 'The Gathering' tourism initiative that there were now limitless opportunities in trade and investment, which could be entered into. Irish and British troops would soon be co-operating in a training mission in Mali, an indication of how things had changed, he added.

The event was the last in a series of engagements Mr Kenny had in London during a whirlwind trip in advance of St Patrick's Day.

The Taoiseach said it was part of delivering a message of "determination, faith and confidence" in Ireland.

Irish Independent

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