‘Huge opportunities from China relationship’ – McCallion

Derry’s strengthening relationship with China opens up huge potential economic opportunities for the city, Foyle Sinn Féin MP Elisha McCallion has said.

Speaking after welcoming a delegation from China to Derry today, she commented: “I was delighted to join the Mayor and other local representatives to welcome the delegation from Dalian City.

“They are here as part of a major summit taking place in Belfast so it was very important that they also came to Derry.

“There was a lot of positive engagement around the key assets we have in the North West and very encouraging feedback about the region and the opportunities it presents.

“This relationship has been growing since my time as Mayor and it is great to see it strengthening all the time. I have no doubt that it will lead to major opportunities in the future which will be mutually beneficial for both economies.

“Discussions are already ongoing around the next step which is for a deputation from the north west to visit Dalian with our university, local industry and the business sector.”