I wish to extend a traditional Irish Céad Míle Fáilte (100,000
welcomes in Irish) to the website of the Embassy of Ireland in
Kuala Lumpur. The Embassy of Ireland represents Ireland's interests
in Malaysia and Thailand and provides a range of services,
details of which are given on this site.
To our visitors from Southeast Asia, I want to stress the Embassy's
commitment to deepening Ireland's relations with the countries
of this diverse and dynamic region in all areas of common interest.
Ireland already has strong links with Southeast Asia in trade,
education, investment and tourism. There is considerable scope for
our economic links to grow in the years ahead as more and more
Irish companies look for opportunities in this region.
I am confident that the Southeast Asian business community will
continue to see Ireland as an attractive European partner.
Irish Universities and Colleges are an increasingly popular choice
for those who seek a tertiary education overseas. Our world-class,
English-medium system has proven its worth by contributing to the
dramatic expansion of Ireland's economy in recent decades. Many
students from this region are now enjoying the benefits of an Irish
I would like to see more Southeast Asians travelling to Ireland as
business visitors and tourists. Our island nation is a land of
great scenic beauty. Ireland is home to a famously friendly people,
hospitable cities and towns and a unique traditional culture of
literature, music, song and dance. Ireland also boasts some of the
world's finest golf courses. It is a thriving, modern European
nation with a traditional Celtic heart.
I know that Irish visitors to Southeast Asia will
enjoy their time in this absorbing part of the world. The
Embassy is at your service if you require any consular advice or
The Embassy attaches priority to assisting Irish companies seeking
business opportunities in this region. Our Commercial Counsellor,
Michael Garvey, will be happy to provide guidance and support to
our business community.
Le gach dea ghuí
With very best wishes to all visitors to this website
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