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Ambassador Yue meets with the Tánaiste

On Thursday, 1st February 2017, H.E. Dr. Yue Xiaoyong, Chinese Ambassador to Ireland, paid a courtesy call on H.E. Mr. Simon Coveney T.D., Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, in Iveagh House, Dublin 2.

The Ambassador exchanged views with the Tánaiste on the development of the multi-faceted China-Ireland Strategic Partnership for Mutually Beneficial Cooperation. They reaffirmed the political commitment by both Governments at the highest level to the strengthening of bilateral exchanges and pragmatic cooperation in various fields and sectors with a view to benefitting both peoples.

Ambassador Yue briefed the Tánaiste on the outcome and implications of the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China (CPC). And Mr. Coveney shared his thoughts about his upcoming trip to Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Hong Kong in mid-March as part of the Irish Government’s plan for this year’s St. Patrck’s Day celebrations.

Also present at the meeting were Counsellor Yang Hua, Deputy Head of Mission, Mr. Pan Xiongwen, Chief Political and Press Officer of the Chinese Embassy, Mr. Paul Gleeson, Director for Policy Coordination in the Tánaiste’s Office, Mr. Tim Mawe, Director of Asia Pacific Unit (APU), Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and Ms. Fiona NicDhonnacha, APU Deputy Director.

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