Dara Calleary, Ireland’s minister of business, trade and employment, said Joe Biden’s visit to Ireland will “build on the foundations” that exist between countries and strengthen ties in one world. divide.
Speaking to Sky News, Mr Calleary said Ballina was “broke with pride tonight” and it was a pleasure to see the town receive the recognition it deserves.
He also said he had previously been honored to pick up Mr Biden at Knock Airport and that the president was “extremely excited” about the trip.
The Irish politician went on to say that Mr Biden’s “message of solidarity” is very important at this time.
“We live in a challenging world and it’s important that where we have friendships, where we have communities of nations, such as the United States and Ireland, we strengthen them. community links,” he said.
“Tonight is a community celebrating one of its most famous sons as we are doing in Ballina.
“The community between the US and Ireland, between the US and the EU, the US and the UK is very strong but it needs to be strong in this very divided world.
“This visit will build on those strengths and build on the foundations already in place.”