Recognizing the bilateral relation between the United States and the Ireland, President Donald Trump welcomed Taoiseach Enda Kenny of Ireland and his contingent in the White House on March 16, 2017.
Remarks by President Trump and Taoiseach Enda Kenny of Ireland at Friends of Ireland Luncheon. Trump meets with Irish leader Enda Kenny, declares ‘I really love Ireland’.
With Taoiseach Enda Kenny high esteemed with President Trump, he congratulated him on his election, unopposed, as the 45th president of the United States of America, backed by the Republican Party coalition which has been at the forefront of his vision, “Making America Great Again,” among others.
They discussed and agreed upon the following important concerns of great interest to both countries such as:
- United States-Ireland recognized long economic and cultural ties as part of the White House’s celebration of the St. Patrick’s Day.
- The value of the expansion of the powerful United States-Ireland trade relationship including the identification of new opportunities which have impacts on global issues.
- Opportunities and risks attendant to Ireland in the wake of the decision of the United Kingdom to the leave the European Union.
- The importance of the political parties of Northern Ireland vision in realizing a shared regional government aimed at sustaining the peace process officially launched by the Good Friday Agreement.
To strengthen a bond that thrives, inspires and endures between the United States and Ireland and in a move to become one of the defining decisions of the tenure of Enda Kenny as Taoiseach he invited US President Donald Trump to visit Ireland during his presidency.
The President praised the “tremendous contributions” Irish immigrants and their descendants have made to American life.
The landmark visit of President Trump will continue to pave the way for further cooperation between the nations on issues of mutual concern. This visit which will be another milestone in their respective national histories. Further, the government of Ireland will look forward to the continuing concerted efforts in working with the government of the United States of America towards achieving larger goals for both of their peoples. Moreover, it anticipates intensification of the partnership between them and for more vigorous bilateral relations between them.
In the conclusion of their meeting, see the final words of the US president: President Trump: “God bless Ireland, Northern Ireland and the United States of America.”
Along with the final words uttered by President Trump, their meeting was also highlighted by these important details: “The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is said to have pushed a heavy Northern-Irish agenda to try and garner help with continued peace in the province by invoking the help of the new President. Along with emphasis put on the 50,000 undocumented Irish in America, the event was about shared foreign trade and future partnership. ”
Again, the recently-concluded meeting was a meaningful and fruitful visit of Enda Kenny infused with greater urgency and focused on their common concerns. It has reinforced their common commitment to regular exchange and greater dialogue necessary to contribute significantly to furthering existing friendly relations between their countries and peoples.