Arab Today, arab today china\s wraps up ireland trade visit
Last Updated : GMT 02:05:47
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

China\'s wraps up Ireland trade visit

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today China\'s wraps up Ireland trade visit

Dublin - AFP

China\'s Vice President Xi Jinping bade farewell to Ireland on Monday after a three-day visit during which Dublin sought to provide Beijing with a financial foothold in the EU. Ireland was the only European Union stop on the Chinese leader-in-waiting\'s international tour, and ministers in Dublin said it showed that the republic was the place to invest in the 27-member bloc. Ireland stressed its low 12.5 percent corporation tax rate as well as its solid ties with the United States during Xi\'s visit, which ended with an Ireland-China trade and investment forum attended by 350 companies. Prime Minister Enda Kenny said closer links would benefit both Ireland and China. \"Sometimes people question the prospect of a close partnership between a small island off the northwest coast of Europe and the world\'s largest nation on the opposite side of the globe,\" Kenny told the forum. \"But... it is a matter of knowing your strengths, and how you exercise them. That is why the prospect of greater relations between Ireland and China, in my opinion, makes perfect sense for both of our nations.\" Foreign Minister Eamon Gilmore said Xi had referred several times to his intention to encourage Chinese companies to invest in Ireland. \"They have identified Ireland as the country with whom they want to first of all do business with,\" Gilmore told RTE state radio. Gilmore told the Financial Times that he wanted China to view Ireland \"like a bridge or gateway, where there is potential not just for investment by Chinese companies or investors directly but also opportunities to build partnerships with investors in the US.\" The Irish economy is slowly recovering after the eurozone member was forced to seek an 85-billion-euro ($112 billion) EU-International Monetary Fund rescue package in November 2010 after massive debt and deficit problems left the economy on the verge of collapse. Xi arrived in Ireland on Saturday after a visit to the United States and left for Turkey after the trade forum. Trade between China and Ireland is worth more than five billion euros ($6.6 billion) and more than 130 Irish companies now have offices in China, employing some 10,000 Chinese workers. Four agreements were signed during the visit, aimed at facilitating closer links on trade, investment and education. The vice president also enjoyed a taste of Emerald Isle culture, sipping an Irish coffee and trying out his skills at hurling and gaelic football at Dublin\'s Croke Park stadium, the cathedral of Irish sports. He attended a performance of Riverdance, the international musical hit show based on Irish step-dancing. And in western County Clare, he visited the famously beautiful Cliffs of Moher and a dairy farm where a new-born Friesian heifer calf was named after him. Earlier Monday, Xi was given a red carpet welcome by President Michael D. Higgins at his official residence in Dublin, before visiting parliament. \"China and Europe are at different stages of development and have different cultures, traditions and social systems,\" Xi said at an official dinner Sunday at Dublin Castle. \"But as long as we treat each other as equals and follow the spirit of mutual understanding and inclusiveness, these differences are not unbridgeable. \"The fact that China and Ireland have become good friends and good partners stands out as a vivid example of this.\" Xi\'s visit will be followed by closer diplomatic links, with four Irish government members led by Kenny due to visit to China next month.  

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today china\s wraps up ireland trade visit Arab Today, arab today china\s wraps up ireland trade visit

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

Arab Today, arab today china\s wraps up ireland trade visit Arab Today, arab today china\s wraps up ireland trade visit

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Youssra depended on colored foam

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today unveils Joon - the 'millenials' airline

GMT 13:36 2017 Saturday ,23 September

unveils Joon - the 'millenials' airline
Arab Today, arab today Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts

GMT 17:52 2017 Sunday ,03 September

Etiquette expert underlines importance of gifts
Arab Today, arab today Iran tests new medium-range missile

GMT 21:24 2017 Saturday ,23 September

Iran tests new medium-range missile
Arab Today, arab today Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps

GMT 11:31 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Saudi Arabia to unblock internet calling apps
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Ministry seeks to improve education

GMT 14:49 2017 Sunday ,17 September

Ministry seeks to improve education
Arab Today, arab today All eyes on May as she prepares

GMT 10:16 2017 Friday ,22 September

All eyes on May as she prepares
Arab Today, arab today Big Western brands polluting oceans

GMT 20:10 2017 Saturday ,23 September

Big Western brands polluting oceans
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Carmakers face billions in European

GMT 12:37 2017 Saturday ,23 September

Carmakers face billions in European
Arab Today, arab today Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros    

GMT 06:04 2017 Friday ,22 September

Mercedes pumps 1 bln euros    
Arab Today, arab today Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'

GMT 08:56 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Lebleba is preoccupied in filming 'Back Street'
Arab Today, arab today Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace

GMT 12:01 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands brace

GMT 08:59 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

Youssra prepares for launching her program

GMT 18:09 2017 Thursday ,21 September

China lifts 10-year travel ban

GMT 16:53 2017 Saturday ,02 September

Mai importance of gifts during Eid Al-Adha

GMT 06:21 2017 Wednesday ,20 September

France hopeful of persuading Trump

GMT 10:46 2017 Saturday ,05 August

Nanis reveals simple ideas for home renovation

GMT 08:39 2017 Friday ,22 September

New Hurdles as Republicans Rush

GMT 06:49 2017 Friday ,22 September

O'Leary: Could ground more planes

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 12:46 2017 Thursday ,21 September

Google likely to buy stake in Taiwan smartphone maker HTC

GMT 11:37 2017 Saturday ,12 August

Fashion designer reveals her new collection
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday