Queen's meeting is 'clear demonstration of progress'

Presbyterian Moderator Dr Roy Patton welcomed Sinn Fein's decision:

I believe it is of major significance in further healing the divisions in our communities and is a natural progression following the Queen's successful visit to Dublin.

It is a clear demonstration of the progress being made in building a shared future where everyone and their culture is valued and respected.

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McGuinness to meet Queen

Sinn Fein's Martin McGuinness will meet the Queen next week and shake hands in an historic first for the Northern Ireland peace process, the party has confirmed.