Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Questions (121)

Clare Daly


121. Deputy Clare Daly asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade the foreign ambassadors that have an embassy here who he has met formally to date in 2019. [26713/19]

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Written answers (Question to Foreign)

There are 62 resident Embassies in Dublin.

Opportunities to meet Heads of Mission - Ambassadors or Chargé d'Affaires - at each Embassy arise on a frequent basis. I will meet Heads of Mission from the entire diplomatic corps (both resident and non-resident) at the National Day of Commemoration on 14 July.

I also meet Heads of Mission on the occasion of visits by my counterparts to Ireland; at regular events I attend across Ireland; when participating in credential ceremonies at Áras an Uachtaráin and on numerous other occasions.

To date in 2019, in addition to the foregoing, I have had formal bilateral meetings with four resident Ambassadors: the Ambassador of India; the Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia; the former Ambassador of the Arab Republic of Egypt and the Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran.