The US president Barack Obama has said the North's peace process has become an inspiring example to the world.
The president made the comment at a town hall style question and answer session in London today.
He was responding to a question from Belfast woman Clíona McCarney.
Mr Obama said he was pleased that "tribal mentalities" were being broken down in the North.
“So in Colombia, right now, they’re trying to undergo a peace process,” said Obama.
“They’ve actually brought people from Northern Ireland to come and describe how do you overcome years of enmity, hatred and intolerance to try shape a country that is unified.”