Bruton leads party to China

Jobs Minister Richard Bruton will travel to Hong Kong and Shenzen with a delegation of around 130 executives from 90 Irish companies today.

He plans to meet organisations working in thefinancial services, IT and telecommunications sectors.

Mr Bruton will also meet Chinese Government officials as well as twoIrish firms that have already gained success in exports to the Chinese market.

“China is a country of well over a billion people, with the world’s second- largest economy, and has enjoyed incredible economic growth over the past decade,” said Mr Bruton.

“Irish trade with China has grown in recent years, but we must do more if we are to take advantage of the great potential for jobs and growth in Ireland that is provided by China,” he said.

After two days in Hong Kong and Shenzen, Mr Bruton will then travel to China to join Taoiseach Enda Kenny.

Mr Kenny’s trip follows the visit of Chinese vice-president Xi Jinping, whovisited Ireland at the start of March and pledged trade and investment support from China.

A number of Irish companies signed up to trade deals securing business abroad and Mr Kenny plans to pursue further investment opportunities during his visit to help boost job creation and the economy.


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