His Excellency, Ambassador Nabil Ammar, presented his credentials and was formally welcomed to Ireland by President Higgins at a recent ceremony at Áras an Uachtaráin.
Looking forward to his new post, he had these words to share with the Irish people:
“Tunisia and Ireland share a long history of profound sympathy and mutual respect. As the new Tunisian Ambassador to Dublin, I will build on these solid foundations to promote further our bilateral links.
Tunisia can benefit significantly from the rich Irish experience, both on the political side, because we are building our democracy with all the challenges that go with it; and on the economic side, because Ireland has been very successful in putting in place an open economy, that is attractive to foreign investments with an efficient foreign trade policy.
Tourism is also among our priorities. We will continue to work to have more visitors and friends from Ireland to Tunisia. This will certainly help to strengthen cultural and economic links between the two countries and the two people.”
Following his formal accreditation to Ireland, HE Ambassador Nabil Ammar met the Chairman and the Secretary General of the AICC to discuss opportunities for mutual co-operation and support. Areas of positive opportunity were identified and these will be jointly pursued when the new government in Tunisia is fully operational.
The Chamber also hosted a special dinner, organised by the Honorary Consul of Tunisia in Ireland, Mr. Louis Maguire, to welcome the new Ambassador and his Counsellor, Mr. Riadh Dridi, to Ireland. The event, which was attended by directors of the Chamber, included a valuable exchange of information and ideas concerning trade and commercial relations between Ireland and Tunisia in the context of current political developments in Tunisia and its north African neighbours.