The Republic Of Ireland To Open A New Embassy In Morocco

The Irish government has committed to opening three new embassies in North and West Africa by 2025, including in Rabat this year.

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Irish Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney announced, yesterday Tuesday, that the Republic of Ireland will open an embassy in Morocco this year, “to benefit from the development of trade exchanges with Africa.”

Ireland’s National TV and Radio Broadcaster (RTE) stated that the Irish government has committed to opening three new embassies in North and West Africa by 2025, including in Rabat this year.

Speaking on the occasion of World Africa Day, the head of the Irish diplomacy said that his country’s presence in the African continent will be strengthened in the coming years, “through the growth of trade and investment in both directions.”

The minister pointed out that his country’s election to the membership of the United Nations Security Council “enabled Ireland to deepen our contribution to peace and security in Africa”.

According to the Irish website, this week the Minister will present to the government a report detailing the first year of implementation of the strategy of the Republic of Ireland in Africa.

The report revealed that Ireland’s exports to Africa amounted to 4.85 billion euros in 2019, an increase of 36 percent compared to 2018.

Last year marked the 60th anniversary of Ireland’s presence in Africa with the opening of a consulate in Nigeria.

Coveney recalled that in 2020, Ireland became a member of the African Development Bank “to support inclusive economic growth in Africa, as well as to promote sustainable development” in the continent.

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