April 24, 2024

Statement from President Joe Biden on the Restoration of the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly

Statement from President Joe Biden on the Restoration of the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly

I welcome and strongly support the restoration of the Northern Ireland Executive and Assembly at Stormont, and I commend the political leaders of Northern Ireland for taking the necessary steps to restore these core institutions. As I said when I visited Belfast last year to mark the 25th anniversary of the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, the democratic institutions it established remain critical for the future of Northern Ireland, and a government that finds ways through hard problems together will draw even greater opportunity to Northern Ireland. I look forward to seeing the renewed stability of a power-sharing government that strengthens the peace dividend, restores public services, and continues building on the immense progress of the last decades. This is an important step, and I am confident that through consistent dialogue and ongoing cooperation with both the United Kingdom and Ireland, Stormont’s restoration will facilitate the critical North-South and East-West relations vital to the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, and ensure that Northern Ireland will continue to be vibrant and dynamic, defined by unlimited opportunity for all who call it home.

Official news published at https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefing-room/statements-releases/2024/02/03/statement-from-president-joe-biden-on-the-restoration-of-the-northern-ireland-executive-and-assembly/