by Miceál O’Hurley
DUBLIN — In an effort to meet consumer’s demand for greater accessibility to our coverage we are continuing our new interview series, ‘In Conversation This Week with Miceal O’Hurley‘. The video series will interview members of the Diplomatic Corps, Government, Ministries, NGOs and others to help our audience better understand diplomacy in Ireland.
Our most recent guest was His Excellency Mr. Yuriy Filatov, Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Ireland. Ambassador Filatov shares his insights on many topics including bilateral relations with Ireland; Trade; the recent Russian Peace Negotiations which led to a comprehensive cease-fire in Nagorno-Karabakh and its prospects to serve as a basis for a lasting final resolution; the Hague Trial on the downing of flight MH17; the prospects of peace from the Normandy Negotiations (France, Germany, Russia, Ukraine); the Annual Russian Festival of Culture and more
Ambassador Filatov is a graduate of the Moscow State University of International Languages (English and Spanish Languages), entering diplomatic service in 1979. Between 1979 and 1999 he held a number of postings as the Embassy of the USSR in Washington, D.C. before serving there for the Russian Federation. Continuing his service in North America, His Excellency served as a Minister-Counsellor in Canada before being elevated to the rank of Ambassador service the Russian Federation in Chile. Returning to Russia, Ambassador Filatov became the Director, the State Protocol Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation. In 2017, His Excellency Mr. Yuriy Filatov was received as the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to Ireland.
You can continue to get updates on the latest interviews, in print and with ‘In Conversation This Week with Miceal O’Hurley’ at diplomacyireland.eu or by following us on social media.