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Political Dialogue

Diplomatic relations between Belarus and Ireland were established on 27 March 1992.

The Republic of Belarus attaches great importance to the development of interaction with Ireland, considering this country as a potentially important political partner.

On 26 March 2013 the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to Ireland with concurrent accreditation HE Mr. Sergei Aleinik presented his Credentials to the President of Ireland HE Dr Michael D. Higgins.

On 7-9 July 2013, HE Alena Kupchyna, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus paid a working visit to the Republic of Ireland. During the visit Deputy Minister A.Kupchina had meetings with Ms Lucinda Creighton MP, Minister of State for European Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland,  during which consultations between Foreign Ministries of Belarus and Ireland took place.

On May 30, 2016 during a working visit to Ireland the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland with concurrent accreditation to the Republic of Ireland Sergei Aleinik met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland, Charles Flanagan.

 April 17, 2017 there was an exchange of protocol messages of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the two countries on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Republic of Belarus and Ireland.

26 April 2017 in the framework of his working visit to the Republic of Ireland, Ambassador Sergei  Aleinik met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland Charles Flanagan. They, in particular, discussed the cooperation in the humanitarian sphere, which had a special symbolism in the light of the International Day of Remembrance of the Chernobyl disaster, for the first time celebrated that day (in accordance with General Assembly resolution UN 71/125 of December 8, 2016, in the adoption of which Ireland played a special role). On 27 April a meeting was held by S. Aleinik with the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the Parliament of Ireland HE Seán Ó Fearghaíl.

21 September 2017 on the sidelines of the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus Vladimir Makei met with the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland Simon Coveney. They discussed the issues of intensifying trade and economic relations, cooperation between Belarus and the EU, as well as cooperation within international organizations. Special attention was paid to the implementation of investment projects of Ireland in Belarus. Vladimir Makei expressed his gratitude for the important role of Ireland in the support of Belarus in overcoming the consequences of the Chernobyl nuclear accident. The parties stressed mutual interest in developing cooperation between the business circles of Belarus and Ireland.