Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Michelle McIlveen has met Chinese Consul General Madam Wang Shuying.
The Minister set out her commitment to strengthening links with China through trade; research and development; education; and knowledge and technology transfer.
Speaking about the meeting, Miss McIlveen said: “I greatly valued the opportunity to meet with Madam Wang today to discuss how we can continue to bolster relations between Northern Ireland and China for mutual benefit. We have a long established trade in agri-exports to China and I look forward to building on this across a further range of commodities.
“Madam Wang and her Consuls have been working very closely and positively with DAERA officials for some time in relation to securing access to the Chinese market for Northern Ireland pork.
“I am keen that this co-operation and collaboration continues and I will continue to play my part in building a strong foundation for a long-lasting trading relationship with the People’s Republic of China.”
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- Photo caption - Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs Minister Michelle McIlveen met Chinese Consul General Madam Wang Shuying at Stormont, where Minister McIlveen set out her commitment to strengthening links with China through trade; research and development; education; and knowledge and technology transfer.
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