Simon Covani is visiting Paris today for talks with his French rivals.
The foreign minister will exchange views on Brexit and other European issues.
Covni said: “I am delighted to be in Paris today to further strengthen the vast and ever-important partnership between Ireland and France.
The friendship that has lasted this year is invaluable as we have worked together to meet the economic and social challenges of the Kovid-19 Pandemic. ”
He will hold talks with French and European Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian. He will also meet with French and European Minister of Foreign Affairs Clement Buenos Aires.
Covni added: “At this crucial moment, I would like to discuss Brexit with my French colleagues.
I greatly appreciate the solidarity that France has consistently shown throughout this process.
I know we will continue to have a strong record of cooperation in the UN Security Council when Ireland takes over the seat in the coming weeks.
“As like-minded EU member states, I am confident that we will have a close and constructive relationship during our tenure.”
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