It is a great honour and privilege for me to represent Ireland as Ambassador in Cairo. The Embassy here is responsible for relations with the Arab Republic of Egypt, the Republic of Lebanon and the Arab Republic of Syria. As the Head of Mission, my main objective is to strengthen and deepen good relations with the Governments and peoples of the countries to which we are accredited.
A very important part of that process is high level visits between Ireland and these countries. Another is the fostering of good cultural relations, including sponsoring film, theatre and music events. If you have ideas, we are happy to hear about them.
A key priority for all Irish diplomatic missions is the promotion and facilitation of trade and business links between Ireland and our countries of accreditation. The Embassy is more than happy to assist any Irish companies interested in doing business in the region and I would encourage them to contact the Embassy for advice.
One of our most important functions, often supported by our Honorary Consuls, is the provision of consular support and services to Irish citizens.
Ireland has had a very distinguished and unbroken record of peacekeeping service with the United Nations since 1958. This Embassy is privileged to provide support to the Irish Permanent Defence Forces working in UN mandated peacekeeping operations in the region.
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