UK – Death of Martin McGuinness, former First Minister of Northern Ireland (March 21, 2017)

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France was saddened to learn of the death of Martin McGuinness, the former First Minister of Northern Ireland.

We offer his family our condolences.

In the latter part of his life, Martin McGuinness played a key role within Sinn Féin to end violence and build a lasting peace.

As Deputy First Minister for 10 years, he staunchly supported the power-sharing system that grew out of the Good Friday and St Andrews agreements and helped bring an end to the conflict that scarred the United Kingdom.