Joe Biden

Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Visit of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of Ireland

March 14, 2023

On March 17, President Joe Biden will host Leo Varadkar, Taoiseach of Ireland, for a bilateral meeting and St. Patrick's Day Celebration at the White House, continuing a longstanding St. Patrick's Day tradition. The leaders will reaffirm the close and historic partnership between the United States and Ireland and the extraordinary bonds between our people. They will discuss their countries' shared commitment to continue supporting Ukraine in the face of Russia's brutal aggression, as well as their cooperation on a range of other global issues. They will reaffirm their steadfast support for the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement as we approach its 25th anniversary and welcome the recent agreement between the UK and EU on the Windsor Framework as an important step in preserving the Agreement's peace dividend. Vice President Kamala Harris and Second Gentleman Douglas Emhoff will host the Taoiseach and Mr. Matthew Barrett for a breakfast at the Naval Observatory on March 17.

Joseph R. Biden, Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Visit of Taoiseach Leo Varadkar of Ireland Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/360045

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