President Barack Obama is looking forward to 'experiencing the warmth of the people of Fermanagh' when he visits Enniskillen next year, a spokesperson for the White House told the County Fermanagh-based Impartial Reporter.
The president will join German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Russian President Vladimir Putin among other world leaders for the G8 Summit at the upscale Lough Erne Resort in June, 2013.
The President and his team are reportedly 'very pleased' that UK Prime Minister David Cameron decided to bring discussions to County Fermanagh, according to a White House spokesperson.
Obama's visit will reportedly follow in the footsteps of former U.S President, Bill Clinton and Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, who have both visited the area a number of times. President Clinton gave his name to the Clinton Centre in the town, in dedication to peace and prosperity in Ireland.
Now the country hopes to demonstarte to President Obama how far it has come during his first visit to Northern Ireland.
A White House spokesperson told The Impartial Reporter: 'The United States has a long-standing interest in peace and prosperity for the people of Northern Ireland, and the President looks forward to travelling once again to the United Kingdom, seeing for himself the beauty of Northern Ireland and experiencing the warmth of the people of County Fermanagh.'
UK Prime Minister David Cameron has said Lough Erne 2013 will be focused on three ways in which the world leaders can support the development of open economies, open governments and open societies.
President Obama's spokesperson added: 'We welcome Lough Erne serving as the host for Leaders as they hold serious discussions about how members of the G8 can continue to work together to boost economic prosperity and address global challenges.'