From the Brexit Negotiations to Trade with
Hong Kong and China: Ireland’s Expanding
Role on the World Stage
Ireland is expected to be the fastest growing economy in the European Union for a second consecutive year and the strong momentum in trade, tourism and investment links will be boosted further with the introduction of the first direct flight from Hong Kong to Dublin commencing in June. Against the backdrop of the Brexit negotiations, for which he has lead responsibility for Ireland, Mr. Coveney shared his insights on Ireland’s membership of the European Union. He also shared his perspective on Ireland’s developing relationship with Hong Kong and China with particular focus on the growing economic links.
Simon Coveney is the Tánaiste (Deputy Prime Minister) and Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade of Ireland. He was first elected to Dáil Éireann (Irish Parliament) in 1998 and was later elected to the European Parliament. He has served as Minister for Agriculture, Marine and Food, Minister for Defence as well as Minister for Housing, Planning and Local Government. In his current role, the Tánaiste has special responsibility for the Brexit negotiations.
Speaker: Simon Coveney,Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ireland