Meeting the Taoiseach â€œwas a moving reminder of the many Indian families like ours whoâ€™ve made their lives across the world,â€ the congressman says.
Rep. Raja Krishnamoorthi, D-IL, met with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar on March 15 in Washington.
Varadkar, whose father is a physician from Mumbai, is the first Irish Taoiseach â€” the prime minister, chief executive and head of government â€” of Indian heritage.
The premier, who is in Washington for St Patrick’s Day celebrations, also met with President Trump on Thursday.
â€œAs an Indian American Congressman, it was an honor to meet Prime Minister Varadkar, Ireland’s first Indian-Irish Prime Minister, even more so the week of St. Patrickâ€™s Day,â€ said Krishnamoorthi in a statement. â€œIndians and people of Indian descent continue to thrive across the world, and meeting the Prime Minister was a moving reminder of the many Indian families like ours whoâ€™ve made their lives across the world while always cherishing their heritage.â€
He was elected Taoiseach last June.
Krishnamoorthi, a Democrat who represents the Illinois’ 8th congressional district, is one of the four Indian Americans currently serving in the US House of Representatives.