India and Ireland Consultations on UN Security Council Issues

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India and Ireland recently held the bilateral consultations on UN Security Council issues on February 26,2021 via video conference. Both the countries congratulated each other for their election to the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) .

India and Ireland Relations

Major Highlights

  • Both held discussions and briefed each other regarding the UNSC priorities.
  • Further discussions on several issues on UNSC agenda.
  • Both the countries agreed to work closely during their terms at the UNSC in 2021 - 2021.

Participation

Ireland Side

  • UN Director and Head of the UNSC Task Team.
  • Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
  • Ireland՚s ambassador to India.

Indian Side

  • Joint Secretary (UNP and Summits) .
  • Ministry of External Affairs.
  • The Indian ambassador in Dublin.
  • Other officials.

India-Ireland Relations

  • Both India and Ireland were former possessions of the British Empire and fighted against the common rival for their respective independence movements.
  • Many constitutional provisions have been enacted by India from Irish constitution.
  • Annie Besant was a supporter of Indian self-rule belonged to an Irish family and she launched the Home Rule League to give a boost to Indian independence.
  • Indian embassy in Ireland was established in the year 1951.
  • Ireland opened its embassy in India in 1964.
  • Many Irish missionaries run schools in India.
  • Several scholarships for Indian students to study in Ireland.

Other Areas of Cooperation

  • Formal Diplomatic Links.
  • People-to-people Relations.
  • VVIP/Ministerial Visits.
  • Terrorism
  • Foreign Office Consultations (FOCs)
  • Bilateral Trade in Goods and Services
  • Education
  • Tourism
  • International Day of Yoga (IDY)

The Ireland India Business Association (IIBA)

  • It is a member-driven non-profit organization.
  • Founded in May 2008.
  • It provides an online membership database and regular networking events in Dublin and Cork.
  • To increase commercial links between Irish and Indian businesses.
  • It also facilitates a program of seminars and networking events in the form of business briefings.

Leaders Who Strengthened the Relationship between Two Countries

  • Rabindranath Tagore
  • Jawaharlal Nehru
  • Sister Nivedita
  • Annie Besant
  • Vithalbhai Patel
  • Subhas Chandra Bose

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