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5月 18 2011

Daily Quote: A meeting of equals

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2011-05-18 Irish Examiner

英国女王访问爱尔兰,是英国国家元首100年来第一次访问爱尔兰,上次在1911年,爱尔兰还是大英帝国的属地,这次则是“两位国家元首的平等会晤”。爱尔兰报纸 Irish Examiner 的头版社评,就是以这一时刻为焦点:

“昨天下午12点47分,当女王伊丽莎白二世在的爱尔兰总统宫贵宾留言簿上签下她的名字时,英国与爱尔兰之间的关系发生了永久的改变。这是一个具有深远心理影响和象征意义的时刻:作为英国元首,在爱尔兰的土地上,她不过是爱尔兰总统的客人。这是两位具有同等地位、相互尊重的邻国之间元首的会晤。这是一个值得爱尔兰人骄傲的时刻。”

AT precisely 12.47 yesterday afternoon, the course of Anglo-Irish relations changed forever when Queen Elizabeth II signed the visitor’s book at Áras an Uachtaráin. It was a deeply psychological and symbolic moment, an acknowledgment by the British head of state that she was in Ireland as a visitor, a guest of the Irish head of state, President Mary McAleese. It was a meeting of equals, a coming together of the representatives of two neighbouring nations in mutual respect, a moment of which the peopel of Ireland can rightly be pround.

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