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Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai Meets with Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny

Taoiseach Enda Kenny welcomes Vice Premier Ma Kai to Government Buildings

On Wednesday, 30 October 2013, Mr. Ma Kai, Vice Premier of China's State Council, who was on an official visit to Ireland, met with Irish Taoiseach (Prime Minister) Enda Kenny in Dublin.

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Vice Premier Ma Kai meets with Taoiseach Enda Kenny on 30 October 2013

Ma Kai said that the two countries established the strategic partnership of mutually beneficial cooperation in 2012, which laid a solid foundation for future relations and cooperation between the two sides. The two countries should continue to enhance political mutual trust, deepen trade and investment exchanges, consolidate pragmatic cooperation in agriculture, culture, education, health, high-tech and other fields, and strengthen communication and coordination on international and regional issues. The bilateral economic and trade relations are growing with a good momentum. China has been Ireland's largest trading partner in Asia for 6 consecutive years. Withstanding tests of the international financial crisis, the Irish economy is getting back on its feet. The two sides should seize the opportunity and build on the positive momentum to boost and enhance bilateral economic and trade cooperation. The Chinese government will continue to attach importance to the development of China-Ireland relations. The Vice Premier expressed the hope that Ireland, as an important member of the European Union, would strive to make positive contributions to the friendly cooperation in various fields between China and EU.


Taoiseach Kenny said that Ireland and China have a long history of friendly exchanges, and recent years have witnessed continuous deepening of bilateral cooperation in various fields. Ireland thanked China for backing the European integration and the euro when the European economy is faced with difficulties. Ireland hopes to become a gateway for Chinese enterprises and commodities to enter Europe and is willing to further strengthen pragmatic cooperation with China in agriculture, finance, information industry, tourism, aviation, and other key areas.

Tánaiste Gilmore welcomes Vice Premier Ma Kai to Iveagh House on 29 October 2013

On the 29th, Vice Premier Ma held official talks at Iveagh House with Mr. Eamon Gilmore, Irish Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Foreign Affairs & Trade. They had an in-depth exchange of views centering on trade, investment, agriculture, science & technology, education, tourism, finance, free trade zone development, etc.

Vice Premier Ma Kai in official talks with Tánaiste Gilmore at Iveagh House on Tuesday afternoon 

During the visit, the Vice Premier also visited Ireland's National Institute for Bioprocessing Research and Training (NIBRT), the Digital Hub in Dublin and Keelings Food Central.


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