Ireland to open embassy in Ukraine by end of 2020

Ireland to open embassy in Ukraine by end of 2020

Ireland intends to open its embassy in Ukraine by the end of 2020, according to the Ukrainian Foreign Ministry.

This issue was discussed during a phone conversation between Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba and Deputy Prime Minister - Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland Simon Coveney.

“The foreign ministers paid special attention to Ukrainian-Irish bilateral cooperation. In particular, Minister Coveney confirmed his intention to open the Embassy of Ireland in Ukraine by the end of 2020,” the statement reads.

In this regard, Kuleba said that the opening of the Irish Embassy in Kyiv would be an important milestone in relations between the two countries.

“We also expect the arrival of an Irish business mission in Ukraine by the end of the year. We need to quickly and efficiently develop trade and attract Irish investment in Ukraine,” he emphasized.

Kuleba also noted Ireland's consistent support for the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine, including within international organizations.

The ministers exchanged information on overcoming the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic and the measures taken by the governments of both countries to return to their normal life.


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