Morocco : Ireland vows to build its diplomatic official residence in Rabat

Ireland's Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney arrives to attend the Eastern Partnership summit at the European Council Headquarters in Brussels. Photo : REUTERS

NEWSROOM (ADV) – Ireland, is planning to expand its diplomatic missions worldwide. The republic aims to open an embassy in Morocco by 2020.

Ireland also plans to open diplomatic missions in Ukraine, the Philippines, India, Colombia, Chile, Jordan, Wales, and Los Angeles.

The republic also opened missions in Vancouver, Canada, and Monrovia, Liberia, in 2018, according to Irish Times.

The republic’s foreign affairs minister Simon Coveney told reporters, “Across the world we have about 80 diplomatic missions. Over the next few years that’s going to be over 100 as we expand.”

He added that the operation to expand the republic’s diplomatic footprint is proceeding at “a pace that hasn’t happened since Independence and we are having to take on a lot more staff and spend more money.”

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