AFTER an intensive week of discussions, the Minister for Agriculture Food & the Marine, Simon Coveney T.D. today completed his week-long trade mission to China. The Minister led a delegation which included representatives of 51 Irish agri food companies seeking to develop new business opportunities in the Chinese market, as well as government agencies such as Teagasc, BIM, the Marine Institute, the Sea Fisheries Protection Agency and Irish Thoroughbred Marketing.
FINE Gael Cork East TD, Tom Barry, has today (Friday) said that a number of major opportunities have been opened up for Irish agri-food business in China, thanks to work carried out by the Minister for Agriculture, Simon Coveney, over the last week. Deputy Barry was speaking as Minister Coveney’s trade mission comes to an end with significant agreements reached for a number of sectors including the horse industry, beef and fisheries.
ON Friday December 9th the Lord Mayor of Cork, Cllr Terry Shannon signed an Agreement with Mr. Fan Chang An, Secretary General of the Shenzhen Tourism Association on the first leg of his three city visit to China.
The Lord Mayor said, “This agreement will open the way for a major tourism boost to Cork and the Southwest.
“There are huge opportunities in Asia and we must all work to ensure that these are taken up in partnership with business interests in Cork”.