Minister Coveney on the 30th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Ties with Ukraine
Statement01 April 2022
Friday, April 1st, marks the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Ukraine.
Marking the occasion, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simon Coveney T.D., said:
“I am pleased to mark the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Ireland and Ukraine".
“Ireland’s support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity within its internationally recognised borders and its right to choose its own foreign and security policy path is unwavering".
“I have been so impressed by the courageous, measured and very capable response by Ukraine and its people to the unacceptable invasion of their country by Russia. Your resilience is being sorely tested but I am confident that you will overcome this grave challenge facing your country, as you have done at pivotal times in your long history".
“Along with our EU partners and other likeminded countries, Ireland stands firmly with you, and will offer assistance in the rebuilding process. I look forward to continued and enhanced cooperation as we explore ways for Ukraine to deepen its links with Ireland and with the EU.”
1st April 2022