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Biden to Visit UK, Ireland from April 11-14


Wed 05 Apr 2023 | 02:24 PM
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The White House has confirmed that US President Joe Biden will begin a four-day trip to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland in Belfast on April 11.

Biden will begin his trip in Belfast to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

It will also carry several engagements, including in Dublin, County Louth, and County Mayo.

The president is also expected to meet Irish President Michael D. Higgins.

The White House said in a statement that the president will travel to the United Kingdom and Ireland from April 11-14, adding that the trip will mark "huge progress since the signing of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement 25 years ago."

Taoiseach (Irish Prime Minister) Leo Varadkar pointed out that he was "delighted" that Biden would visit Ireland.

"When we spoke recently in the White House, President Biden was clear that in celebrating the Good Friday Agreement, we should be looking ahead, not backwards," he said.

He highlighted that the involvement of the US president personally has been "essential to the peace process in Ireland."

"From its earliest uncertain beginnings to the making of the Good Friday Agreement, in good days and bad, the US has always been at our side," Varadkar noted.

"So it's fitting that President Biden will be here to mark this significant milestone with us."