Statement on 45th anniversary of Ireland and Russian diplomatic relations
Press release01 October 2018
September 29, 2018 marked the forty-fifth Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and the Russian Federation. To mark this occasion, the Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Simon Coveney, TD and Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, Sergey Lavrov, exchanged letters.
The Tánaiste noted that deeper political, cultural, economic, and human ties have continued to develop over those 45 years and that it was particularly evident that the culture of both countries is widely appreciated in the other.
The Tánaiste stressed the importance of continued cooperation and dialogue, including through the Council of Europe, the EU, the OSCE, and the UN in particular.