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Taoiseach Micheál Martin to attend EuroAtlantic dinner in Madrid 30 June 2022

The Taoiseach will travel to Madrid today (Wednesday) to attend a EuroAtlantic dinner being hosted by Prime Minister Sanchez of Spain.   


The dinner will be attended by all EU and NATO leaders, and will take place en marge of the NATO Summit. 


While in Madrid, the Taoiseach will also have a number of bilateral meetings with other leaders, including with PM Støre of Norway, PM Jakobsdóttir of Iceland and with Chancellor Nehammer of Austria.  He will also attend an Irish-Spanish business event.


Speaking in advance of his visit the Taoiseach said:


“I look forward to engaging with a number of other leaders in Madrid.  


Russia’s military aggression against Ukraine has highlighted more than ever the importance of solidarity and cooperation between likeminded partners. In particular, it is a keen reminder of the absolute necessity of upholding a rules-based international order, and the dire consequences for all of us when that order is undermined.   


As our societies face complex and unpredictable threats aimed at destabilising the foundations of our democracies, it makes sense to bolster international cooperation to work to uphold democratic values and our commitment to that rules-based international order."