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Minister Coveney meets with Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney TD, welcomed his Luxembourgish counterpart, Jean Asselborn to Iveagh House today, during Minister Asselborn’s visit to Ireland to mark the opening of the new Embassy of Luxembourg in Dublin.

Speaking following his meeting with Minister Asselborn, Minister Coveney said:

“I am delighted to welcome Foreign Minister Asselborn to Ireland. Minister Asselborn is one of the longest serving Foreign Ministers in the EU and is a great friend to Ireland. During our meeting today, we had an in-depth discussion regarding the ongoing war in Ukraine, EU-UK relations, EU enlargement and both of our countries’ preparations for UN High Level Week next week.

“We also discussed Ireland’s work on the United Nations Security Council in relation to some of those pressing issues currently before the Council, including Syria, Iran, Ethiopia and the importance of renewing progress towards a viable, negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

Minister Asselborn is visiting Dublin in order to officially mark the opening of the new Embassy of Luxembourg to Ireland. Welcoming this, Minister Coveney said:

“The opening of the new Embassy of Luxembourg is a very significant step in Irish-Luxembourg bilateral relations. It clearly demonstrates the importance that Luxembourg places on their bilateral relationship with Ireland and will provide substantial scope to develop the already warm and productive cooperation and relations between our two countries.”


Press Office

13 September 2022

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