H.E. Mr. Yang Chuantang visited Ireland
2019-09-17 00:41

At the invitation of Dáil Éireann, Mr.Yang Chuantang, Vice Chairman of the National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC) visited Ireland on 14th - 17th September.


At his meeting with Mr. Seán Ó Fearghaíl, Ceann Comhairle of Dáil Éireann, and Mr. Paul Coghlan, Leas Chathaoirleach of the Seanad, Mr. Yang said China is ready to work together with the Irish side in facilitating the Belt and Road initiative under the principle of extensive consultation, joint contribution and shared benefits, strengthening the China-Ireland Strategic Partnership for Mutually Beneficial Cooperation, and enhancing the win-win cooperation at all levels in various areas.

In his meeting with Cllr. Suzanne Doyle, Cathaoirleach, and Mr. Peter Carey, Chief Executive from Kildare County Council, Mr. Yang spoke highly of Kildare County Council's friendly relationship with Guangdong Province and other Chinese local authorities. He hoped the County Council can seize the opportunity brought by China's rapid development to further deepen local exchanges.

Mr. Seán Ó Fearghaíl and Mr. Paul Coghlan expressed their admiration to China's reforms and opening up and social and economic development. They said China's tremendous achievements in the poverty alleviation is a great contribution to the cause of human rights in the world. Ireland is willing to make greater efforts to promote exchanges with China in the field of economic and trade, investment, technology and innovation, green development and people-to-people exchanges and participate in the Belt and Road construction.


Mr. Yang also met with Prof. Andrew J. Deeks, President of University College Dublin, and visited the Centre for Critical Infrastructure Research of UCD.

Ambassador He Xiangdong accompanied the delegation throughout the visit.