Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney visiting Washington and Boston

Foreign Affairs Minister Simon Coveney visiting Washington and Boston

MINISTER FOR Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney has arrived in the Unite States for a number of meetings and engagements in Washington DC and Boston.

This morning, 28 April, Coveney will participate in a discussion at the German Marshall Fund, providing the Irish perspective on the invasion of Ukraine and the Transatlantic relationship.

He will then meet with senior members of the Biden administration, including National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan, and US Deputy Secretary of State Wendy Sherman, to discuss areas of continued cooperation in addressing global challenges.

The Minister’s programme will also include high level political engagement on Capitol Hill, including with US Senator Bob Menendez, Chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

The Minister will then travel to Boston to participate in a number of engagements on Friday, including events at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library, Harvard University, and Boston College.

He will also meet with Governor Charlie Baker and members of the Massachusetts State House. Among other topics, he will discuss developments in Northern Ireland, Ukraine, and EU-US relations.

Ahead of the visit, Minister Coveney said:

"Ireland and the United States have deep and warm relations built on a foundation of historic ties and shared values. Strengthening this relationship further is a priority for the Government.

"This visit to Washington, D.C. and Boston is an important opportunity to discuss shared approaches to confronting global challenges, and to re-engage with our diaspora community and other friends of Ireland in the United States as we emerge from the pandemic."