U-S President Bill Clinton has praised British and Irish leaders for the new plan they've announced after five days of peace talks.
Clinton said it gives both Protestants and Catholics in Northern Ireland a chance to
shape their destiny and govern themselves.
He was speaking during a meeting with South Korean President Kim Dae-jung, who spoke on the relations between Seoul and Washington.
At a photo opportunity with the President of South Korea, President Clinton urged those trying to trash out a deal on Northern Ireland's future to remain in the fray.
"I would say to those who are sceptical, there are guarantees here. No-one is going to get something for nothing, everybody is going to have to fulfill the word of the Good Friday Accord, and so don't let this thing come apart now."
SUPER CAPTION: US President Bill Clinton
The meeting between Clinton and President Kim Dae-jung was designed primarily to discuss concerns that North Korea may test another long-range missile.
Kim was expected to defend his policy of reaching out to North Korea in hopes of easing tensions between the two rivals.
Lately, however, the tensions have been escalating.
SOUNDBITE: (Translation in English)
" I am extremely satisfied with the present stage of relations between the two countries. We are maintaining close co-ordination on all issues, on economic issues as well as security issues. And I do hope that this close co-operation sends a clear message to North Korea. Thank you very much."
SUPER CAPTION: Korean President Kim Dae-jung
Kim flew to Washington for a working lunch with Clinton, followed by a separate security meeting.
He also planned a meeting with former Defence Secretary William Perry, who is conducting a lengthy review of U-S policy toward North Korea.