Joe Biden to meet Northern Ireland leaders as US ‘nudges’ DUP to end Brexit stand-off

Huge security operation under way in Belfast as police recover pipe bombs in Derry

Adam Forrest,Andrew Feinberg
Tuesday 11 April 2023 16:03 BST
Good Friday Agreement: Biden 'very excited' for his four-day visit to Ireland

Joe Biden is set to meet the leaders of Northern Ireland’s political parties in Belfast on Wednesday ahead of a speech to mark the 25th anniversary of the Good Friday Agreement.

The US president will hold an informal meeting with the leaders of the five parties at the start of his four-day trip, The Independent understands.

A top ally of President Biden said the US administration would “prod” and “nudge” the Democratic Unionist Party (DUP) to end its protest over post-Brexit trading arrangements and resume its participation in the power-sharing institutions at Stormont.

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