Thursday, 14 October 2021, Dresden, Free State of Saxony: Premier Michael Kretschmer received the Ambassador of the Republic of Ireland in the Federal Republic of Germany, Dr Nicholas O’Brien, for the latter’s inaugural visit to Saxony.
Kretschmer and O’Brien discussed the further development of economic and cultural relations between Saxony and Ireland. Particularly against the backdrop of Brexit, the discussion focused on the further potential of the Saxon-Irish relationship.
Ireland is an economic partner in the foreign trade relations of the Free State of Saxony. The most important export sectors include pharmaceuticals, the chemical industry as well as automotive and electrical engineering.
In addition, Saxon institutions cooperate with Ireland in a total of 104 research projects in the fields of materials research and application technology, among others.
For further information
Government of Saxony: https://www.ministerpraesident.sachsen.de/der-ministerpraesident-empfaengt-den-irischen-botschafter-13451.html
Irish Embassy in Germany: https://www.dfa.ie/irish-embassy/germany/about-us/