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US President Donald Trump congratulates Prime Minister Leo Varadkar of Ireland during a phone call from inside the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, June 27, 2017.

However, Independent.ie understands that there was no mention of the invitation issued by Enda Kenny for Mr Trump to visit Ireland.

"I just want to congratulate you".

"I totally reject and oppose President Trump's attempt to withdraw the United States from the commitments made in Paris", he said, in reference to the accord struck in 2016.

Mr. Varadkar raised the case of the undocumented Irish in the US and there was a discussion on climate change and trade.

Donald Trump and Irish premier Leo Varadkar say they are both looking forward to meeting in person next March in Washington.

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The President asked for an update on the Northern Ireland peace process and the situation regarding border controls between the North and the Republic.

Before speaking with the Taoiseach, Mr Trump will also have a call with new French President Emmanuel Macron. During the call, reporters from the Irish media were present.

Varadkar was earlier this month named as the country's new Prime Minister after winning a leadership contest.

Mr. Varadkar said that he will raise issues such as climate change, LGBT rights, and immigrant rights on a future US visit.

Mr Varadkar also said he would "never shirk" from raising issues such as climate change with the US Government and its representatives in Ireland.

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