Business Visit to China
The Taoiseach Enda Kenny is on the last of his four-day visit to China. He is joining a trade mission involving 90 companies from Ireland. The purpose of Kenny’s current visit to China is to encourage economic and trade collaboration between Ireland and China.
Ireland has advantages which China can benefit from and China represents a vast market for Irish goods and services.
Irish companies are engaged in a continuous dynamic process of transformation centred on innovation and internationalization.
“Both Ireland and China have moved rapidly toward a knowledge-based economy built on innovation and technology and our companies have all the elements for working closer together”, stated The Irish President.
Irish culture is very popular in China and there is a great interest in Ireland among Chinese tour operators. There are also great links and possibilities in the education sector.
Mr Kenny’s visit follows the recent visit to Ireland of Xi Jinping, vice-president of China. Mr Xi said he was “deeply impressed” by his recent visit to Ireland and that he had “many pleasant memories of the warm welcome” he received in Ireland last month, reported RTÉ World News.
The STAR Team