Tuesday, 25 June 2019

Ceisteanna (121)

Clare Daly

Ceist:

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]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar 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.