Last week, President Donald J. Trump welcomed Taoiseach Enda Kenny of Ireland to the White House. The two leaders met to discuss United States-Ireland economic and cultural ties as part of the White House’s St. Patrick’s Day celebration.
President Trump and Taoiseach Kenny agreed on the importance of expanding the already powerful United States-Ireland trade relationship and identifying new opportunities to collaborate on global issues. The leaders discussed the consequences facing, and the opportunities available to, Ireland in the wake of the United Kingdom’s decision to the leave the European Union. They also agreed on the importance of Northern Ireland’s political parties finding a way forward on a shared regional government in order to sustain the peace process launched by the Good Friday Agreement.
Together, they attended the Friends of Ireland Luncheon on Capitol Hill and the St. Patrick’s Day Reception at the White House.