The East Derry MLA said;
“I welcome the fact the North South Ministerial Council reaffirmed its commitment to the North West Gateway Initiative.
“This was set up to encourage economic growth in the Derry, Limavady, Strabane and Donegal areas, which have suffered from chronic underinvestment in the past.
“Progress was also made on enhancing cross-border connections in the north west area with further opportunities for transport co-operation identified.
“An effective all-Ireland infrastructure system is vital to growing the economies of border areas such as north west.
“Sinn Féin will continue to campaign for increased all-Ireland co-operation in all areas.”