Ireland Appoints First Ambassador to Morocco

While the opening of an embassy is predicted for this year, Ireland has just appointed its first ambassador to Morocco

While the opening of an embassy is predicted for this year, Ireland has just appointed its first ambassador to Morocco.

The government of the Republic of Ireland has appointed James McIntyre as head of its future embassy in Rabat. It is one of two new diplomatic missions created by the Irish executive, alongside the Consulate General in Manchester.

These missions are part of the Global Ireland program which will bring the country’s network of diplomatic missions to 95 offices by the end of the year.

James McIntyre is currently Director in the Ireland, UK and Americas Division at the Department of Foreign Affairs where he has accumulated 30 years of experience.

In Rabat, he will also serve as Ambassador of Tunisia and Mauritania. He will join the teams of the two honorary consulates of Ireland in Casablanca and Agadir.

It is noted that the announcement of a new Irish embassy in Morocco was made in June 2018, and was later confirmed in a tweet posted in early September by the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs.

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