The Community Relations Council has welcomed the comments of the Prime Minister David Cameron yesterday at the Northern Ireland Assembly in support of a shared future.
Duncan Morrow, Chief Executive of the Community Relations Council, says:
"CRC has been working with interface groups over many years. We are committed to safe streets rather than security fences as the basis of a future that is genuinely 'shared' and not 'shared out'. We share the disappointment that in too many places communities remain largely segregated in spite of political progress. It is clear that sectarian division carries huge human and economic costs and causes inequality and deprivation. For anyone looking from outside, this remains the number one priority for action in the future. There is no quick fix. What is required is a serious and thorough approach by all public bodies in a co-ordinated way to create a society based on partnership and co-operation rather than separation and division.
We are encouraged that the Executive has committed to an all-party approach to community relations and we look forward to a robust, resourced and politically led programme in the coming months."