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December 19, 2022

Statement by U.S. Ambassador Claire Cronin on the appointment of Joe Kennedy III as U.S. Special Envoy to Nort

For Immediate Release
December 19, 2022

I welcome the appointment of my good friend, Joe Kennedy III, as U.S. Special Envoy to Northern Ireland for Economic Affairs.  Joe and I worked closely together in our shared district, when I served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives, and he was serving as a Member of Congress.    

Joe Kennedy is an extraordinary public servant, and I know he will work tirelessly in this role increasing investment and economic growth in Northern Ireland, as well as strengthening people-to-people ties between all communities in Northern Ireland and the United States.  

This appointment demonstrates President Biden’s continued, steadfast support for the Belfast/Good Friday Agreement, which he views as an historic achievement that must be protected to ensure peace and stability in Northern Ireland.  I look forward to working with Joe to promote the economic opportunities made possible by the agreement.