NI Assembly Ministers Meet With US Economy Delegation

Ministers meet with US Economic Envoy Joe Kennedy III

First Minister Michelle O’Neill and deputy First Minister Emma Little-Pengelly met with US Special Envoy to NI for Economic Affairs Joe Kennedy III today, reaffirming their commitment to building prosperity through investment.

The Special Envoy is on a three-day visit to Northern Ireland and met with the Ministers to discuss a range of issues including the importance of strong working relationships, priorities for investment and the business environment here.

(l-r) U.S Consul General James Applegate; First Minister Michelle O’Neill; US Special Envoy to NI for Economic Affairs, Joe Kennedy and deputy First Minister Emma Little-Pengelly.

First Minister Michelle O’Neill said: “We met with Joe Kennedy this morning highlighting the shared priorities of our four-party coalition. We need to maximise the enormous economic opportunities that exist here.

“I am determined that we continue to grow our economy, create jobs and deliver for all our people.”

Deputy First Minister Emma Little-Pengelly said: “Investment is key to delivering our economic potential and today’s meeting was an opportunity to further discuss the role U.S. firms can play.

“Northern Ireland is a great place to live, visit and invest in and we appreciate the Special Envoy’s support as we continue to highlight the benefits of doing business here and secure a brighter future for everyone.”