Statement by White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki on the Bilateral Meeting between President Joe Biden and Micheál Martin, Taoiseach of Ireland
On March 17, President Joe Biden will host Micheál Martin, Taoiseach of Ireland, for a bilateral meeting and Shamrock presentation 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’ contributions to the international effort to support the people of Ukraine and to impose costs on Russia for its unprovoked and unjustified war. They will also talk about a range of global issues and shared priorities, including combatting the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, strengthening global health security, tackling the climate crisis, and working together on the United Nations Security Council. In addition, they will discuss their continued support for the Good Friday Agreement (also known as the Belfast Agreement). Vice President Kamala Harris will host the Taoiseach for a breakfast at the Naval Observatory on March 17.