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Address by Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Ireland Yuriy Filatov to participants of the online forum “Russia and Ireland: Dialogue between the cultures” (December 8, 2020)
Ladies and Gentlemen,
Events like this are significant, they broaden the scope of Russian-Irish academic and cultural dialogue and strengthen humanitarian connection between our countries. From my personal vantage point as an Ambassador they help to consolidate our bilateral relations in general, they contribute to the relationship in a very meaningful way bringing Russian and Irish people closer together. History, philology, literature – these are areas of great prominence both in Russia and Ireland, and I’m sure today’s event will be of benefit to the participants.
Today’s forum is yet another proof of our resilience vis-a-vis the challenge of the COVID pandemia – the flow of ideas and knowledge can not be stopped.
Let me wish to all of you interesting and productive discussions as well as all the best in the approaching New Year!
Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Ireland