The China International Import Expo (CIIE) is an important opportunity to deepen mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation between China and Northern Ireland. On February 19, 2020, Consul General Zhang Meifang and Gerry O’Reilly, CEO of Sinowei, met with Andrew McCormick, Director General of International Relations of the Northern Ireland Government, Emma Marmion, President of the Newry Chamber of Commerce, and Tim Acheson, General Manager of Lakeland Dairy, who attended the 2nd CIIE. Mr O’Reilly and others exchanged views on further strengthening mutually beneficial economic and trade cooperation between China and Northern Ireland. Vice Consul General Zhu Songhua and Director Zhang Peng of the Bilateral Office participated in the meeting.
Sinowei has established a permanent showroom in Shanghai to showcase a wide range of the UK and Irish products. The Government of Northern Ireland and related enterprises continue to tell the story of China and the Shanghai Expo, encouraging support for more Northern Ireland enterprises to participate in the third CIIE, and promote mutually beneficial cooperation between China and Northern Ireland to create new results.