EIGHT groups from China have visited Co. Carlow this year, as part of the ongoing drive to progressing links with the super power to develop economic and educational opportunities.
Ambassador He Xiangdong, Ambassador for China in Ireland was welcomed to a meeting with Carlow County Council by the Cathaoirleach, Cllr John Pender and Chief Executive, Kathleen Holohan, and representatives of IT Carlow and Carlow College this week.
During the meeting an exchange of educational and economic opportunities were discussed which was followed by a Tour of VISUAL.
While greeting the delegation in the Council Chamber, Cllr Pender said: “I am delighted to further develop and enrich the friendship between China and its people and the people of County Carlow.”
He described to the delegation the beauty of Carlow and the endless opportunities it presented to those who live, work and visit the county.
greatly honoured to visit Carlow
Addressing the meeting, Ambassador Xiangdong said he was greatly honoured to visit Carlow.
At the meeting, Helen Ryan, Economic Development Officer with the Local Enterprise Office in Carlow County Council, described the diverse range of companies operating in the county and explained that it was an important objective of Carlow County Council to help “grow and sustain jobs for the future within the county”.
Speaking during his visit, Ambassador He Xiangdong outlined China’s tremendous achievements in its economic and social development and confirmed that China would continue to be a major driver for the global economy.
Chief Executive of County Council, Kathleen Holohan said: “One of the council’s functions under its community and economic development activities is the establishment and development of international links which showcase County Carlow as an ideal place to live, visit and work.”