Ministers meet US vice president

First Minister Peter Robinson, MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA pictured with United States Vice President Joe Biden in the White House

First Minister Peter Robinson, MLA and deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness MLA pictured with United States Vice President Joe Biden in the White House

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First Minister Peter Robinson and his deputy Martin McGuinness met US Vice President Joe Biden in Washingston DC yesterday as part the annual St Patrick’s Day celebrations.

The pair met Mr Biden, who has an Irish background, at The White House, a day after he gave a speech urging Northern Ireland politicians to make progress on outstanding political issues here.

Also yesterday Mr Robinson and Mr McGuinness met US President Barack Obama at the Speaker’s Lunch on Capitol Hill, where they conversed briefly as part of the annual St Patrick’s Day events. The President invites a wide range of guests to the annual lunch.

 

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