Ireland ambassador meets Jordanian-Irish Friendship Committee at Senate

Ireland ambassador
(Photo: Handout from the Irish embassy)
AMMAN — Vincent O’Neill, Irish ambassador to Jordan, met on Tuesday with the chairman and members of the Jordanian-Irish Friendship Committee at the Senate, according to a press statement.اضافة اعلان

At the meeting, ambassador O’Neill gave an overview of Ireland’s commitment to strengthening its presence overseas by opening new embassies. He added that the Irish government agreed to open an embassy in Jordan in 2019 to recognize the strengthening of Ireland-Jordan political relations and because of Jordan’s key contribution in maintaining peace and stability in the region.

Discussions focused on the generosity of Jordan in hosting refugees and financial assistance from Ireland in support of this. Ambassador O’Neill informed the committee of initiatives underway to promote cooperation in some sectors, including higher education.

(Photo: Handout from the Irish embassy)

This includes the signing of cooperation agreements between Jordanian and Irish universities, as well as cooperation in the post-graduate medical training programs for Jordanians in Ireland, along with other fields of common interest.

The ambassador also noted Ireland’s solid and enduring commitment to the rights of the Palestinian people in achieving self-determination in a free independent state. He also commended Jordan’s achievements through the 100 years since its founding, noting Ireland was also celebrating a "Decade of Centenaries" marking 100 years since the foundation of the Irish state.

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