First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Arlene Foster and the deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness have congratulated President elect Donald Trump on his success in the US election.
First Minister, Arlene Foster said: “I congratulate Donald Trump on his historic election as the 45th President of the United States of America.
“We are a small region but we are fortunate to have strong historical, economic and political ties to the United States.
“Northern Ireland has developed a mutually beneficial relationship with the United States and I look forward to working with Donald Trump’s administration to continue this.
“As our largest inward investor the United States plays a massive role in our economic progress.”
The deputy First Minister, Martin McGuinness said: “I congratulate Donald Trump on his election victory.
“I will work constructively with President Trump to maintain and strengthen our well established and deeply valued relationship with the United States.
“Over many years successive US administrations have made a major contribution to both our peace process and economic development and I expect this to continue.
“I commiserate with Hillary Clinton who showed unwavering commitment to the north of Ireland as Secretary of State and First Lady.”