Tuesday, 17 December 2019

Ceisteanna (106)

Willie Penrose


106. Deputy Willie Penrose asked the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade his plans to invite his Spanish counterpart to Dublin in early 2020 for a bilateral meeting; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [53336/19]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Foreign)

At present there is no visit to Dublin by my Spanish counterpart scheduled for the early months of 2020. However, I was delighted to attend the Asia Europe Meeting of Foreign Ministers which was hosted by the Spanish Foreign Ministry in Madrid earlier this week.

Spain is a greatly valued partner for Ireland. I will continue to engage closely with my Spanish and other EU counterparts both bilaterally and at EU level throughout the coming year.