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FIRST MINISTER ON MINISTERIAL VISIT TO CHINA

Foster takes Nheader04orthern Ireland’s relationship with China to next level
First Minister, the Rt. Hon. Arlene Foster has today begun a four day visit to China.

During the visit the First Minister will meet with the Chinese Vice Premier, Madam Liu Yangdong in Shanghai.

The First Minister will use the visit to promote economic, education and cultural opportunities for Northern Ireland. It will include engagements in Shanghai, Shenyang and Beijing.

First Minister, Arlene Foster said: “The links between Northern Ireland and the People’s Republic of China are strong and growing.

“This week’s visit underlines the continued commitment of the Northern Ireland Executive to engage with China, the world’s second largest economy. We may be a small country but we have a compelling proposition in terms of commerce, tourism, education and cultural opportunities.

“Over the course of the next four days I have a packed programme including engagements in Shanghai, Shenyang and Beijing. The discussions I have this week will build on the work the Executive Bureau in Beijing has been leading on and take this mutually beneficial relationship to the next level.

“As First Minister, I have high ambitions about the future of Northern Ireland and this visit presents another platform to identify and explore a range of mutually beneficial opportunities.”

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