Published Wednesday, 11 September 2013
On Tuesday, the Robinson and McGuinness investment roadshow got underway in earnest in New York. A busy schedule of meeting and greeting US investors - existing and potential - began with that short stroll.
It was a very public display of unity, symbolic of an accord reached after nearly three hours of tough talking the night before.
Martin McGuinness did a round of media interviews at the start of the day. His tone was conciliatory, his attitude mostly positive.
Yes, Peter Robinson's decision to put the Maze Peace Centre on ice has caused problems, he acknowledged. But he blamed "extreme elements within unionism and loyalism" for the problems now facing the peace process.
In an undisguised swipe at the First Minister, Mr McGuinness said the only way to face down those who might want to wreck the peace process is to show leadership standing shoulder-to-shoulder.
He insisted he is in problem-solving mode, but importantly, he wouldn't be drawn on what he thinks should happen over the Maze project.
The truth is that the relationship between the two politicians is still strained, but not to the extent that Peter Robinson and Martin McGuinness are unable to work together to try to attract much needed American investment. Ironically, this is the one area where both men are on the same page.
No one should be naive enough to believe everyone has kissed and made up after the Maze debacle, but here in New York at least, it will not overshadow the business of drumming up business.
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