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Tuesday, 14 June 2022

Department of An Taoiseach

World Economic Forum

Photo of Mattie McGrathMattie McGrath (Tipperary, Independent)
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147. To ask the Taoiseach if he will report on the full extent of all meetings, events and gatherings that he attended during his attendance at the 2022 World Economic Forum in Davos. [30939/22]

Photo of Micheál MartinMicheál Martin (Taoiseach, Department of An Taoiseach; Cork South Central, Fianna Fail)
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I attended the World Economic Forum in Davos on 25 May, where I participated in a panel discussion on the theme of European Unity in a Disordered World, chaired by Børge Brende, President of the World Economic Forum. My fellow panellists included: Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Netherlands; Roberta Metsola, President of the European Parliament; Eduard Heger, Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic; and Christine Lagarde, President, European Central Bank.

I attended a lunch hosted by the Washington Post and had the opportunity to meet and engage with a wide range of other leaders, including the Prime Minister of Moldova, and my colleagues at the European Council the Prime Ministers of Greece and Croatia and Chancellor of Austria, as well as a number of other European, Middle East, African and Latin American leaders.

I also met bilaterally with the President of Israel, Isaac Herzog, at his request, and with the Foreign Minister of Ukraine, Dmytro Kuleba. The latter gave me his assessment of the evolving situation on the ground in the east of the country. I also met briefly with the Mayor of Kyiv Vitali Klitschko.

I had meetings with senior executives of a number of multi-national firms with operations in Ireland and attended and presented at a dinner event hosted by IDA Ireland with representatives from 30 multinational companies with significant operations or interest in Ireland.


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