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11 October 201721:18

Press release on First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov’s consultations at the Irish Foreign Ministry

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On October 11, political consultations were held between First Deputy Foreign Minister Vladimir Titov and the leadership of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland.

During the talks with Irish Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Simon Coveney, Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Rory Montgomery and Political Director of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Barrie Robinson, the politicians focused on the current state and prospects for Russian-Irish relations and noted the importance of maintaining progress in bilateral relations as well as further strengthening ties between Russia and Ireland. They expressed mutual readiness to step up diverse cooperation with regard to both countries focusing on innovative collaboration together with providing stable economic growth, in the interest of expanding human contacts and cultural exchanges.

In the context of tasks to develop trade and economic cooperation, they confirmed mutual determination to work substantively to prepare for the 11th session of the Russian-Irish Intergovernmental Committee for Business Cooperation Development slated for December 2017 in Dublin, to expand regional cooperation and to maintain a direct dialogue between business companies in both countries.

The officials also exchanged opinions on major trends concerning common European cooperation.  They considered other topical international as well as regional matters, including that of the situation in Ukraine, Syria and the Middle East.

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