The delegation of the State Duma, which completed a three-day working trip to Dublin on Thursday, noted the focus of Ireland on the development of trade and economic cooperation with Russia. This was reported by TASS coordinator of the parliamentary group for relations with the Parliament of Ireland Anton Morozov (LDPR).
“We note a very high level of reception – we were met by the first persons of the state, the atmosphere was very warm and friendly. Despite the fact that there are disagreements between the EU and Russia, the sanctions policy remains, we see that Ireland is committed to full-fledged trade and economic cooperation with RF “, – said the parliamentarian. “In the context of the forthcoming British withdrawal from the EU, the Irish people need to diversify foreign economic relations and be oriented, including to the East, including Russia. Therefore, it is important to develop all interaction mechanisms, including inter-parliamentary,” added Morozov.
The group on relations between the two countries exists in the State Duma for only about two years. However, bilateral interaction, according to Morozov, is “very dynamic and positive.” “We received the Irish delegation in the spring in Moscow, there were very important negotiations. Our return visit also showed that there are a lot of points of contact,” the parliamentarian said.
The delegation was received by the Deputy Prime Minister and Head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ireland Simon Coven, State Minister for Trade and Business Activity Pat Breen, Chairman of the Senate Denis O’Donovan, Speaker of the Lower House of Parliament Sean O’Foril, met with representatives of several parliamentary committees. The Russian delegation visited the Kerry Group Global Innovation Technology Center in Neys (Kildare county).