Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman met today in Washington, D.C. with Ireland’s Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Micheál Martin.  The Deputy Secretary thanked the Tánaiste for Ireland’s support to Ukraine, including hosting over 70,000 Ukrainians displaced by Putin’s unjustified war.  The two agreed on the importance of continued U.S.-EU cooperation on matters of global importance, like Iran, efforts to de-escalate tensions between Israelis and Palestinians and prevent further loss of life, and challenges posed by the People’s Republic of China.

The Deputy Secretary and the Tánaiste reaffirmed their commitment to the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement ahead of its 25th anniversary in April.  Both agreed on the importance of the EU and UK resolving outstanding issues over the implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol as soon as possible.

The Deputy Secretary and the Tánaiste also celebrated the five-year extension of the Ireland Work and Travel program between the United States and Ireland, noting that these exchange opportunities have enriched and strengthened the ties and shared values that bind our countries.

U.S. Department of State

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