Ukraine President Volodymyr Zelenskyy will make a special address to Ireland’s third-level students next month.
The Minister for Higher Education Simon Harris said President Zelenskyy has already made similar addresses in the UK and US.
Minister Harris said the Ukrainian president would also take questions from Irish students.
“I have been working very closely with the Ukrainian Ambassador to Ireland and trying to work through a load of issues in relation to education, English language, and the likes and the Ukrainian Ambassador to Ireland did indicate to me that President Zelenskyy would like to address all third level students in Ireland,” he said.
“This is something the Ukrainian President has done in the UK, he has done it in a number of universities in the US so we are organising for President Zelenskyy to virtually address all our college students and all campuses in the month of October.
“President Zelenskyy has also very kindly agreed to take questions from students.”
He said the address will be “really important” for Irish students.
“It’s so important that the next generation hear directly from the president of a country that is experiencing an illegal invasion but also a president that is standing up for democracy, freedom, and European values,” he said.
“I am delighted that we would facilitate in the third-level sector President Zelenskyy addressing our student next month.”