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Minister Doyle visits Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine Andrew Doyle T.D., today begins his St Patrick's Day visit to Slovenia, Croatia and Bosnia Herzegovina as part of the Government’s Promote Ireland Programme

Speaking today Minister Doyle said

"The visit will play an important role in strengthening strong bilateral relations with these three countries, promote Ireland and give me an opportunity to provide an update on Brexit. In the context of the UK possibly leaving the EU on the 29 March, the Irish Government remain firmly of the view that the best way to ensure an orderly withdrawal and protect the Good Friday Agreement and the integrity of the Single Market is to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement.”

During the visit Minister Doyle will have a number of bilaterals with:

The Minister added "The retention of an adequate budget for the CAP post 2020 is a key priority for Ireland.  This is further emphasised by Brexit. I look forward to meeting colleagues in Slovenia and Croatia to discuss the future of CAP post 2020."

In Bosnia Herzegovina Minister Doyle will visit Irish Defence Forces stationed at EUFOR Camp outside Sarajevo.

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Date Released: 14 March 2019