3 May 2021, 15.00

The Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defence will meet tomorrow, Tuesday 4th May to get an update from Minister Simon Coveney on matters considered at meeting of the Foreign Affairs Council and at the UN Security Council.

The meeting with the Minister for Foreign Affairs will take place in Leinster House, Committee Room 4 at 10am.

Committee Chair Charlie Flanagan TD said: “The Foreign Affairs Council has met monthly -  despite the pandemic -  either in Brussels or informally by video conference since the Minister’s last appearance before the Committee in November 2020.

 “Members are interested in hearing about the Foreign Affairs Council’s recent discussions on many issues including transatlantic relations with the new US administration, the coup in Myanmar, the New Pact on Migration and Asylum, the deteriorating situation in Belarus, the on-going conflict in Ethiopia, EU-Turkey relations; and Russian related issues including the situation on the Ukrainian border and the detention of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny.

Deputy Flanagan added: “The Committee looks forward to hearing about Ireland’s work, and the leadership roles Ireland has assumed since it took its seat on the UN Security Council in January this year.  Some of the matters Members want to be briefed on include Ireland’s statements in relation to Yemen, the concerning situation in Syria, discussions in relation to Ethiopia, ensuring equitable access to vaccines and work in connection to Climate and Security.”

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