June 17 - US President Barack Obama addresses an audience in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
U.S. President Barack Obama addressed an audience at a theatre in Belfast Northern Ireland ahead of meetings with G8 leaders Monday. Obama discussed the continued struggle for peace in Northern Ireland and saying the future of the region is in the hands of today's young people. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "In today's hyper connected world, what happens here has an impact on lives far from these green shores. And if you continue your courage path towards a permanent peace, and all the social and economic benefits that come with it, that won't just be good for you, it will be good for this entire island, it will be good for the United Kingdom, it will be good for Europe, it will be good for the world." (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA SAYING: "And whether you reach your own out stretched hand across dividing lines, across peace walls to build trust in a spirit of respect, that's up to you." Obama will meet with world leaders from the U.K, Japan, Canada, Russia, Germany, France and Italy during the summit where Syria is expected to dominate discussions.