Biden and Varadkar discussed the rules of trade between the UK and the European Union after Brexit

The American and Irish leaders spoke briefly to reporters before the meeting and assured Joe Biden of his renewed support for the 1998 agreement that started the Northern Ireland reconciliation process. Good Friday deal. The US President had earlier indicated his desire to visit Ireland and Northern Ireland on the anniversary of the signing of the agreement, in April, Reuters.

At the end of February, the European Commission and the United Kingdom reached a political agreement in principle on the Northern Ireland Protocol to the Brexit Agreement, which regulates trade issues after Great Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Joe Biden defended the Windsor Framework Agreement

The US President confirmed that he strongly supports the agreement known as the Windsor Framework Agreement. Leo Varadkar He thanked the United States for supporting Ireland’s position on Brexit. As he said, that support was crucial.

Joe Biden also said he wanted to discuss deepening economic ties with his Irish negotiator, whose visit to the United States coincides with the celebration of Saint Patrick, the patron saint of the Irish, also held in the United States. The American leader himself is Catholic with Irish ancestry, and his chosen codename used by the Secret Service is Celtic.

One of the main tests of convention is whether it can be persuaded Democratic Unionist Partyto end a year-long boycott of the devolution government in Belfast over the original post-Brexit trade rules.

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