Political issues of Ukraine and Ireland
Political dialogue between Ukraine and Ireland
Ireland recognized Independence of Ukraine on 31 December 1991, diplomatic relations established on 1 April 1992. The resident Embassy of Ukraine started to function in August 2003. Since 2000 the Ireland’s Honorary Consulate is functioning in Ukraine.
Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Ireland H.E.Mr.Sergii Reva presented Letters of Credence to the President of Ireland on 28 September 2010.
At the presidential and governmental level
No official meetings between the Presidents or Heads of Governments were conducted so far.
On 3 April 2005 – the President of Ukraine met with the Minister of State at the Department of the Taoiseach and Foreign Affairs (with special responsibility for European Affairs) N.Tracy at the Shannon Airport, Ireland.
At the level of Foreign Ministers
On 5-6 July 2005 the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland H.E.Mr. D.Ahern T.D. paid an official visit to Ukraine. On 7-8 February 2006 the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine H.E.Mr.B.Tarasyuk paid an official visit to Ireland. During the last visit the interministerial memoranda on cooperation in cultural, scientific and education spheres were signed. On 27 September 2010 the meeting between the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine H.E.Mr. K.Gryshchenko and the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ireland H.E.Mr. M.Martin T.D. took place in NY in the framework of 65th UN General Assembly.
On 6-9 October 2005 року – the Chairman of Dáil Éireann of Oireachtas Dr. Rory O'Hanlon TD paid an official visit to Ukraine. On 23-24 March 2010 the Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine Mr.V.Lytvyn paid an official visit to Ireland. Currently the Irish Party considers an invitation to the Chairman of Dáil Éireann Mr.S.Barrett to pay a visit to Ukraine.
Political consultations between the Foreign Ministries
On 22 July 2010 – the sixth round of political consultations on the level of the Foreign Ministries’ political directors took place in Kyiv. The next round is to take place in 2011 in Dublin.