WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, will travel to Belfast and London in the United Kingdom. Murphy will meet with civil society and political leaders in Belfast to discuss the Northern Ireland Protocol and the continued implementation of the Good Friday Agreement. He will then travel to London to discuss Northern Ireland and shared national security challenges in Russia, Iran, and Afghanistan.

“After decades of violence, the Good Friday Agreement brought peace to Northern Ireland, but that peace cannot be taken for granted. I’m traveling back to London and Belfast to express Congress’s bipartisan interest in the protection of the Good Friday Agreement as part of discussions over the Northern Ireland Protocol. I’m looking forward to meeting with government and civil society leaders to discuss these issues and other important national security matters,” said Murphy.

Murphy and U.S. Senator Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) on Saturday sent a letter to Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Boris Johnson in support of protecting the Good Friday Agreement and preserving peace and prosperity in Northern Ireland amid ongoing negotiations between the United Kingdom and the European Union over the Northern Ireland Protocol. Murphy last traveled to the United Kingdom and Northern Ireland in 2019 to discuss the implications of Brexit.