Actor speaks ahead of Manhattan dinner
Hollywood superstar Liam Neeson has praised the work of Co-operation Ireland ahead of a New York dinner organised to mark the 20th anniversary of the signing of The Agreement.
The Ballymena born actor recorded a message of support for the '20 Years of Peace' conference, organised in conjunction with IrishCentral to reflect on the peacebuilding work carried out over the last two decades and honour the architects of the historic document.
The event will be attended by Senator George Mitchell who chaired the talks in 1998. Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney will also deliver an address.
Ian Paisley Jr (DUP), Pat Doherty (Sinn Féin) Mark Durkan (SDLP) and James Cooper (former UUP Chairman) will represent Northern Ireland's main political parties.
In addition to celebrating the achievements of the peace process three panels will be held to explore how the successes of the last twenty years can be built upon in the future.
One will feature a discussion with Northern Ireland based community workers on the peace process, with another set to explore the importance of the Irish Diaspora in supporting ongoing efforts to secure The Agreement.
The third will reflect on what has been achieved and how these successes can be built upon.
20 Years of Peace will open at the VNYL venue in Manhattan on Wednesday, February 21 before moving to The Metropolitan Club on Thursday, February 22 for the conference and luncheon.
Tickets are on sale now.