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Biden to visit Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland to mark anniversary of Good Friday Agreement

After receiving a formal invitation by Prime Minister Rishi, Joe Biden will visit Northern Ireland.

They extended the invitation and met in San Diego to discuss a deal for a nuclear submarine with Australia.

As they met at Point Loma naval base, Mr Biden stated that it was his intention to visit Northern Ireland and the Republic.

The president was told by Mr Sunak that he looked forward to their conversations. He also invited him to Northern Ireland. This, he said, “I hope you will be able do so we can celebrate the anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.”


“It’s something very personal and special to you. We would love to have your company.”

Biden stated that “Twenty-five Years? It feels like yesterday.”

We will soon have more details about the visit of President Biden to Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.

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The US president has often highlighted his Irish roots and taken an active interest in the issues surrounding the agreement.

Sunak said that Mr Biden also invited him to Washington DC in June.

After the talks, he said to reporters: “It is great that we are going to see each other lots over the next few months.

“It was a pleasure to accept the invitation from President Obama to visit DC in June.”

Image Tony Blair (right), and Bertie Ahern, (taoiseach)

What’s the Good Friday Agreement?

The Good Friday Agreement (GFA), was signed to end the conflict in Northern Ireland, also known as the Troubles. It was signed in the late 1960s. It was signed on April 10, 1998.

In Northern Ireland, a new government was created that represented both sides to encourage cooperation between the two communities.

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What’s the Windsor Framework?

Brexit reshaped the political landscape, with Northern Ireland the only UK country with a border with an EU member – the Republic of Ireland.

According to both countries, a check at the border would disrupt GFA. Therefore, the controversial Northern Ireland Protocol was negotiated to avoid a hard border.

In an effort to resolve the issues raised by the protocol, the UK has ratified the Windsor Framework agreement with the EU.

Two lanes were created in the new post-Brexit agreement to reduce checks on goods entering Northern Ireland ports.

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For products travelling through Northern Ireland to the Republic, which is part of the EU, a red lane will be used for all relevant customs controls. However, those sent to Northern Ireland only will use a green route.


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