President Biden hosted a St. Patrick’s Day celebration with the Irish Prime Minister

Wearing a green tie and shamrocks, President Joe Biden received Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar at the White House on March 17 on St. Patrick’s Day. The footage, which was streamed live on the White House’s official YouTube channel, shows Biden and Varadkar holding a large bowl of shamrocks after both leaders addressed the crowd gathered in the East Room. In his speech, Biden took time to reflect on the upcoming 25th anniversary of the US-brokered Good Friday Agreement. “We all have an obligation to continue to strengthen this world, to continue to find a common cause so that our work can continue to bear fruit for generations to come.” Biden said. The President also referred to a recent agreement aimed at easing tensions over Northern Ireland’s trade status following the UK’s exit from the European Union. In his address, Varadkar called Biden a “son of Ireland” before praising the US for its continued support for the Republic. “As we know, every American president is a bit Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but some are more Irish than others,” Varadker joked. “And I think it’s fair to say that today we celebrate our national day with a president who is undoubtedly the son of Ireland.” Credit: The White House via Storyful