Raja Krishnamoorthi meets with Leo Varadkar, Irish prime minister of Indian origin
Meeting the Taoiseach “was a moving reminder of the many Indian families like ours who’ve made their lives across the world,” 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 — the prime minister, chief executive and head of government — of Indian heritage.
The premier, who is in Washington for St Patrick’s Day celebrations, also met with President Trump on Thursday.
“As 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. Patrick’s Day,” said Krishnamoorthi in a statement. “Indians 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 who’ve made their lives across the world while always cherishing their heritage.”
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.