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Taoiseach speaks with President-elect Joe Biden

An Taoiseach Micheál Martin and President-elect Joe Biden spoke by phone this afternoon.

An Taoiseach congratulated President-elect Biden and Kamala Harris on their remarkable election victory.

In a warm conversation, President-elect Biden recalled his strong Irish roots and his visit to Ireland with his family in 2016.

The President-elect reaffirmed his full support for the Good Friday Agreement and they discussed the importance of a Brexit outcome that respects the GFA and ensures no return of a border on the island of Ireland.

They looked forward to working together bilaterally and across a range of international areas including EU-US relations, the UN - including the Security Council, and on the important global challenges of Covid-19, economic recovery and climate change.