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Visit by Minister Charles Flanagan T.D.

Visit by Ireland’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charles Flanagan T.D.
26 February to 4 March

The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Mr. Charles Flanagan T.D., will visit Japan between 26 February and 4 March.

His visit is at the invitation of the Japanese Government to mark the 60th Anniversary of the establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Ireland and Japan, and follows a visit to Ireland by Japanese Foreign Minister, Mr. Fumio Kishida, in January.

Minister Flanagan’s itinerary will include a visit to Hiroshima where he will pay his respects at the cenotaph for victims of the WWII atomic bombing.

The Minister will give a press conference on Wednesday 1 March at 11 am, at the Japan National Press Club. In a speech entitled ‘The European Union and Ireland, the implications of Brexit’, the Minister will focus on recent developments in Ireland and Europe.

During his visit, Minister Flanagan will have talks with Foreign Minister Kishida. He will also meet members of the Japanese and Irish business community in Tokyo and Kansai and attend an event for Japanese contacts in the financial services sector. In addition, he will deliver a lecture to an audience of academic and professional contacts in partnership with the Japan Institute of International Affairs in Tokyo.

Welcoming the visit, Ambassador Barrington said: “These visits by our respective Foreign Ministers mark an important milestone in our bilateral relations. A 60th Anniversary in the Asian Zodiac signifies rebirth and I hope that, along with this year’s wide-ranging programme of cultural and sporting events, including a bigger than ever St Patrick’s Day festival, they will strengthen and invigorate our very successful mutual relationship”.


アイルランド外務・通商大臣 チャールズ・フラナガン 来日




3月1日(水)11時より、フラナガン大臣は日本記者クラブにて記者会見を行います。「The European Union and Ireland; the implications of Brexit(欧州連合とアイルランド‐ブレグジットの意味すること)」をテーマに、アイルランド、欧州における最近の動向について話をします。