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Secretary Blinken's Meeting with Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defense Minister Coveney

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Office of the Spokesperson
May 24, 2021

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met with Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Defense Simon Coveney. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Coveney reaffirmed the strong bilateral relationship between the United States and Ireland and Ireland's role as an enduring Transatlantic partner. The Secretary and Foreign Minister condemned the outrageous diversion of Ryanair Flight 4978 in Belarus, and they discussed the status of JCPOA negotiations, Ireland's role on the UN Security Council as a non-permanent member, and other shared foreign policy priorities.



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