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Former US President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attend daughter Chelsea Clinton and her fiance Marc Mezvinsky's pre-wedding party at the Beekman Arms Inn on July 30, 2010

Former US President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attend daughter Chelsea Clinton and her fiance Marc Mezvinsky's pre-wedding party at the Beekman Arms Inn on July 30, 2010

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Marc Mezvinsky,left with his new mother-in-law Hillary Rodham Clinton, his bride Chelsea and father-in-law former President Bill Clinton after the couples wedding Saturday July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck,N.Y.

Marc Mezvinsky,left with his new mother-in-law Hillary Rodham Clinton, his bride Chelsea and father-in-law former President Bill Clinton after the couples wedding Saturday July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck,N.Y.

Barbara Kinney

Bill Clinton walking his daughter Chelsea down the isle for her wedding Saturday July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck,N.Y.

Bill Clinton walking his daughter Chelsea down the isle for her wedding Saturday July 31, 2010 in Rhinebeck,N.Y.

Genevieve de Manio

Former president Bill Clinton greets well wishers in Rhinebeck, New York

Former president Bill Clinton greets well wishers in Rhinebeck, New York

The memorial to the arrival of US Forces in Northern Ireland, in 1942, at the grounds of Belfast City Hall, seen here being carefully restored before the visit of US President Bill Clinton.  1995.

The memorial to the arrival of US Forces in Northern Ireland, in 1942, at the grounds of Belfast City Hall, seen here being carefully restored before the visit of US President Bill Clinton. 1995.

Bill Clinton's hectic schedule has included two trips to Haiti in under a month

Bill Clinton's hectic schedule has included two trips to Haiti in under a month

Former president and U.N. special envoy for Haiti Bill Clinton, right, talks to airport workers unloading relief supplies at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010.

Former president and U.N. special envoy for Haiti Bill Clinton, right, talks to airport workers unloading relief supplies at the airport in Port-au-Prince, Monday, Jan. 18, 2010.

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Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Former U.S. President Bill Clinton

Former US President Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton attend daughter Chelsea Clinton and her fiance Marc Mezvinsky's pre-wedding party at the Beekman Arms Inn on July 30, 2010

Former American president Bill Clinton is planning to return to Belfast next month.





A brief visit has been organised in advance of a major economic summit on Northern Ireland in Washington on October 19.

It is being organised by his wife, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Mr Clinton was heavily involved in the Northern Ireland peace process, especially in the run-up to the signing of the 1998 Good Friday Agreement. He first visited Belfast in December 1995.

Belfast Telegraph